Gov. designates October Fire Safety Month

...executive proclamation designating October 2015 "Fire Prevention Month."According to the proclamation, there were 845 residential fires across Alaska in 2014, which resulted in 12 civilian deaths and 55 injuries, 52 firefighter injuries and $25 million...
Superintendents wary of small school shutdowns

...could affect one or two smaller schools. The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development bases funding for juvenile residential centers such as the Johnson Youth Center on beds, 28, not an enrollment figure, which last year was eight.While a few...
Letter: Marijuana control in commercial and residential areas

...approve marijuana cultivation in D1 residential, rural reserve, light commercial...Auke Bay and Thane) was the only residential zoning included for marijuana residences in D1 or rural reserve residential areas. As in other residential areas...
Commission: Yes to waterfront pot shops

...member Nicole Grewe motioned to remove D1 residential districts from the list of zones in...learned from other jurisdictions that residential zones were the number one conflict...they wouldn't allow cultivation in residential areas," Grewe said, encouraging a...
Jeep leads police in morning chase

...speed limit, and then it turned onto Central Avenue, a residential neighborhood.It was then that the police officer turned...generally does not engage in vehicle chases, especially in residential areas, because they consider them "inherently dangerous...
Police seek hotel robber

...and 45 seconds later, the person had already been gone," Campbell said. He added, "The Travelodge backs up against a residential neighborhood, and then there's a couple other businesses back there, too. So when we got the report, the guy had already...
Mom accused of tossing newborn girl had baby son die in 2008

...murder and manslaughter in the girl's death Monday.When police showed up at the Bronx apartment building in the quiet, residential neighborhood of University Heights on Monday afternoon, they found the girl's body in a garbage-filled alley behind...
Nation and World
On Writing: JPD against the Borg

...containers" or to "demonstrate appropriate reticence in oral communication with JPD in regard to bear activity in proximity to residential sectors."Instead, we're reminded that "bears just walking around" can sometimes be "big problems" and make for...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...hotel employee. The next morning in an unrelated incident, someone in a green Jeep Cherokee led police on a chase through residential neighborhoods. Juneau typically isn't a dangerous place to live, but acts such as these put honest, decent people in...
Moratorium for pot business permits extended

...said. This could allow marijuana businesses to open in zones the Planning Commission might not ultimately approve, such as residential districts. Kiehl said Tuesday that he hadn't received any negative feedback from prospective marijuana buisiness owners...


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