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School budget crunch guide for 2016

...professional development, human resources, supplies and replacement curriculums. Saves $186,600.? Cut one teacher and one specialist from grades 3-5. Saves $153,906.? Cut 2.5 teachers from middle schools. Saves $256,512.? Cut 2.6 teachers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/school-budget-crunch-guide-2016
Local
Around town for Wednesday, Jan. 28

...cleats. Do not bring Dogs or Firearms.free Radon workshop, 7:30 p.m.-8 p.m., at the JAC. For more information on radon, contact Extension Energy Specialist Art Nash at 474-6366 or by email at alnashjr@alaska.edu.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/today-jan-28
Local
SHI launches program to teach literacy skills through the arts

...program is funded through a grant from the Alaska Native Education Program. The program is managed by SHI's Native Language Specialist Katrina Hotch. Sealaska Heritage Institute was founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/shi-launches-program-teach-literacy-skill
Art
Businesses encouraged to review drug policies

...Companies need to update or review their drug policies.That was the message of Renee Schofield, CEO of TSS - The Safety Specialists, who spoke at the Kenai/Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Wednesday at the Kenai Visitor Center."If you don't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/businesses-encouraged-review-drug-polic
State | AK legislature
Kenai assembly approves oil and gas specialists

Despite concerns about the state's fiscal situation, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved the addition of a new special assistant to the mayor, a job that will focus attention to see the state's LNG project come to fruition.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/kenai-assembly-approves-oil-and-gas-spe
State | AK legislature
Trap snares eagle and the woman who says she freed it

...Tiernan alerted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service raptor specialist in Juneau, Steve Lewis, after the eagle was euthanized...should do if they find an eagle caught in a trap, raptor specialist Lewis said they encourage people to call the Troopers or the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-21/trap-snares-eagle-and-woman-who-says-sh
Local
MLK celebration, panel planned today

...Teachers for Alaska Schools Program Director Ronalda Cadiente Brown, Chief of Police Bryce Johnson, Maritime Information Specialist Michael Patterson, U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Naomi Sanders and Managing Editor of the Juneau Empire Charles Westmoreland...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-19/mlk-celebration-panel-planned-today
Local
Prosecutors dismiss case against woman who freed eagle from trap

...eagle's injuries were too severe to save the bird. They euthanized it that afternoon. Tiernan then contacted the raptor specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which sent its carcass to a repository near Denver, Colorado, so its parts...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-23/prosecutors-dismiss-case-against-woman-
Local
JSD plans to expand Tlingit education program to all students

...Tlingit language enrichment class under new full-time teacher Hans Chester, who will replace recently retired cultural specialist Glenda Lindley.School board member Lisa Worl said she thought a broader system than the current standards of the Tlingit...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/jsd-plans-expand-tlingit-education-prog
Local
Boaters' deaths 18 percent of 1998 rate

...water. "The U.S. Coast Guard cautions mariners to 'Boat Sober and Boat Safer,'" said Mike Folkerts, boating safety specialist, Coast Guard 17th District. "Take a boating safety class, file a float plan, keep a means of communication on your person...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-16/boaters-deaths-18-percent-1998-rate
Outdoors

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