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Courts Roundup: heroin, hydrocodone, food stamp fraud

...the fact that her husband was working and earning an income. A case worker with the Department of Health and Social Services worker noticed the discrepancies during a routine paperwork check. ? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at emily...
Officials want to halt handouts to beggars

ANCHORAGE - The mayor, businesspeople and social service workers in Anchorage are asking people to stop giving money to street beggars and instead give to agencies that assist needy people. Mayor...
Where a logging ban and local hopes collide

...said Metlakatla Mayor Sol Atkinson. "Our council had to scramble to make sure everybody had food. The social-service workers were checking on the kids. Next year, we fear it is going to be worse." Ketchikan's political and business...
State gets dismal review of child protection service

...less than mothers. A handful of parents and their advocates attended the morning briefing along with judges, social service workers and attorneys. The review found that parents need a bigger voice in their cases and more help with their children...
AWARE shelter celebrates 25 years

...unless the victim wants it reported. An exception is made for child abuse, because of a state law that requires social service workers to report it. The question of whether to leave an abusive relationship is left to the victim. "Domestic violence...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...give leverage in the most efficient and cost-effective way to public safety officials, medical providers, social service workers, and families in seeking measures to address this problem that devastates Alaskan communities. Facebook del...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...meeting with the workers whose department funding ends June 30 as ``real productive.'' The city Health and Social Services workers' union filed a class action grievance against the city manager Friday - claiming Palmer wasn't talking to them...
Juneau Empire Story Archive not only protected but required by law to report selected cases. Then we turn it over to the professional social service workers to sort out. It's difficult sometimes, as the feature pointed out. Both real child abuse and ``pseudo child...
Happy hour at the Alaska State Capitol

...extraordinarily long hours for extraordinary lengths of time." And yes, it's common sense that a teacher or social service worker would be sent packing if they had desk-top martini hour. But they are not legislators, are they? Suckers...
Amid deficit gloom, some states enjoy budget surpluses that allow investment in roads, schools to cities and towns recovering from deadly tornadoes in June, state courts and to provide modest raises to social service workers.Most states have not been so fortunate.They continue to feel the effects of a recession that has led to steep...


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