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Police bust middle schoolers for drugs

...another complaint was received about drug activity on Amalga Street, a residential neighborhood behind the school.JPD spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said the alleged drug activity on Amalga Street was unrelated to the arrest at the middle school.At 11 a...
Cold snap envelops interior Alaska communities

...minus 42, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( reported.Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meadow Bailey said the agency sent out sanding trucks but idled plows to protect them from breaking down.Coldfoot, a truck...
Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment

...around commercial traffic, which has priority, airport spokeswoman Heather Lissner said.The area will be inundated with between...both events took place in Arizona in February 2008, airport spokeswoman Sarah Ferrara said.Ferrara, who was not employed by the...
After federal announcement, governor talks secession

...that's one we'll give a lot of credence to."He said that wasn't the first time he had been asked the question.Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang confirmed after the meeting that the governor does not intend to have Alaska secede from the United States.With...
State | AK legislature
Revenue officials explain tax credit issue flagged by Walker

...opinion piece seemed to leave the impression that the problem was with the North Slope's big three companies.Walker's spokeswoman has said the governor was sharing facts with Alaskans as he and the administration were learning them and that the piece...
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...said she spoke with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Jewell's chief of staff in the last few days.Interior Department spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw, responding by email Sunday, did not offer details, but she said a proposed five-year offshore drilling...
State | AK legislature
Shocked: VPSO accused of using Taser on 11-year-old

...Empire what happened.Anchorage-based Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters confirmed the name of the VPSO as Mac McGonigal...comments from McGonigal if he wishes to contact the paper.Spokeswoman Peters told the Empire by email that the troopers and Tlingit...
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...implements and oversees assistance services such as Denali KidCare, food stamps, foster care and the Alaska Pioneer Homes. DHSS spokeswoman Sarana Schell said by email that it's not yet known which of the department's programs will be affected by the cuts...
State | AK legislature
New DOT commissioner is an old one

...resignation letter why he left the department, and a spokesman for DOT said he did not know why Luiken resigned. Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said she also did not know why he resigned because it happened during the previous administration.The DOT spokesman...
State | AK legislature
Village school placed on lockdown as residents exiled

...were exiled from the community.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the brief lockdown occurred Tuesday.Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says the people who were asked to leave are no longer in the Koyukuk River community.Peters said she couldn't...


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