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Alaska adopts 'Silver Alerts' for missing adults

...will go out if a vulnerable adult in Alaska is missing and believed to be in serious danger, effective Thursday, said DPS spokeswoman Megan Peters. Peters said the "Alaska Silver Alert" system is similar to the Amber Alert system, which notifies the public...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/alaska-adopts-silver-alerts-missing-adu
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Alaska, Oregon are ground zero in pot fight

...social media, letters to the editor and word of mouth."More and more Alaskans are donating to the no campaign," said spokeswoman Deborah Williams. "They're convinced we need to defeat this measure. And we will win this measure."In Oregon, two...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/alaska-oregon-are-ground-zero-pot-fight
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State claims 20,000 acres on edge of ANWR

...as Tract 80, covers 160 acres.Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Crystal Leonetti said her agency has not seen the state's...submerged lands along the ANWR boundary."Elizabeth Bluemink, spokeswoman for the state DNR, said the state cannot lease the upland...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-29/state-claims-20000-acres-edge-anwr
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Fire at partially built Bethel treatment center

...caught fire Monday night.KTUU-TV reported that a spokeswoman for the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. says the $12...million center was expected to be completed next year.Spokeswoman Donna Bach said the building appeared to be engulfed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-28/fire-partially-built-bethel-treatment-c
State
Group launches anti-Walker ad campaign

...first."Walker has stated he wants to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska. Parnell opposes Medicaid expansion.Walker spokeswoman Lindsay Hobson said the campaign is optimistic the ads will have no impact on the race."I think they see this as a threatened...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-28/group-launches-anti-walker-ad-campaign
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Palin endorses Walker in race for governor

...our opportunities, and we can't sweep ethics problems under the table."A message left with the Walker campaign's spokeswoman wasn't immediately returned."It will be interesting to see how Bill Walker backtracks this time on Sarah Palin's endorsement...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-26/palin-endorses-walker-race-governor
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Palin backs independent candidate for governor

...Walker is running against Palin's former No. 2 and the state's current Republican governor, Sean Parnell.Walker spokeswoman Lindsay Hobson says while Palin supports the ticket, they do not consider it a full-on endorsement.Walker and former...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/palin-backs-independent-candidate-gover
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Seattle Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

...taken to Providence Everett medical center, said hospital spokeswoman Heidi Amrine. Three were in "very critical" condition...they could leave with their children.Ayn Dietrich, an FBI spokeswoman in Seattle, said the agency had personnel on their way to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/seattle-police-2-dead-including-gunman-
State
Slumping oil prices means widened budget gap

...the Legislature.This fiscal year's state budget is based on an oil price of $105.06 per barrel, Gov. Sean Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said in an email. Of the $4.5 billion budgeted in general fund unrestricted revenue, 85 percent of that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/slumping-oil-prices-means-widened-budge
State
Understaffing the culprit in RALLY enrollment drop

...affordable childcare rates. The Catholic-based service was unable to pay its staff a "living wage." Spunky Sprouts spokeswoman Shamila Scalf said in October that finding eligible, licensed workers willing to accept the $9 per hour rate was nearly...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-23/understaffing-culprit-rally-enrollment-
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