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Air traffic control faces staff shortage

...threatens to jam up traffic in the nation's most heavily flown state, spokesmen for the controllers union said Tuesday. Rick Thompson, regional vice president for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, said the Federal Aviation Administration...
State considering plan for raising submerged dozer

...for Alaska Diversified Services on Thursday. The company has been cooperating and acting in good faith, he said.Rick Thompson, south-central regional land manager for the state Department of Natural Resources, said the company had contracted...
Young sons welcome parents home from Iraq

...Arctic Wolves. For the past year, the Carrasco brothers have lived with their maternal grandparents, Laurie and Rick Thompson, in Lebanon, Ind. "My parents have always been our long-term care providers," Melanie said. "I have the two...
Alaska Digest

...close call between two 747 cargo planes failed to operate. "It could have been a lot worse. We were lucky," said Rick Thompson, Alaska vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. "The system is not properly operating...
FAA working to lure more air traffic controllers to Alaska

...workers willing to move to the 49th state. "To some extent, the FAA must be agreeing with us that staffing is bad," Rick Thompson, vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association in Alaska, said of the transfer offers. "For...


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