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Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...what his vision was for Alaska. It was a good discussion."Walker told the senators he plans to cut from every state department to slim down the operating budget."He's going to suggest to all his departments a 5 percent reduction across...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/juneau-road-not-priority-senate-majorit
Local
American Indian, Alaska Native organizations back transboundary protections

...resolutions at fall meetings requesting that the U.S. State Department use the Boundary Water Treaty of 1909 to, with Canada...permitting processes have not addressed our concerns. The State Department and all federal agencies must consult with tribes...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/american-indian-alaska-native-organi
Outdoors
Shipyard starts work on two new ferries

...Bill Walker was on hand Saturday to mark the official start of construction of two new Alaska Class Ferries.The state Department of Transportation conducted a Laying of the Keels ceremony at Vigor Alaska's Ketchikan Shipyard to mark the official...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/shipyard-starts-work-two-new-ferries
State
International search and rescue

...liaison in South Korea as well as some Department of Defense counterparts assisting with the P-3s. The U.S. state department is also involved to ensure the Russians are "well informed of what's going on inside their EEZ," Abel said.The Seattle-based...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-11/international-search-and-rescue
Local
Officials: Flu season arrived early

...health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.Officials with the state Department of Health and Social Services through Thursday had identified 405 November flu cases confirmed by a doctor's visit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-28/officials-flu-season-arrived-early
State
Federal agency criticizes handling of coal permits

...that the mining operation has changed owners twice since Wishbone Hill's two permits were granted in 1991. The state Department of Natural Resources granted an extension once between 1991 and 2010, when Usibelli began operations.Kirkham declined...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-17/federal-agency-criticizes-handling-coal
State
Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

...weren't available online from the Ketchikan court. The state Department of Law distributed copies of the decision Monday...Associated Press.For the 2013-14 academic year, the state Department of Education had a $1.4 billion budget, of which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-25/judge-invalidates-part-statewide-school
State
Health officials say flu season arrived early

...health officials are wondering if it's an early peak or the kickoff to an especially bad season.Officials with the state Department of Health and Social Services through Thursday had identified 405 November flu cases confirmed by a doctor's visit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/health-officials-say-flu-season-arrived
State
Mental health center opens in Fairbanks

...We came of age, not chronologically, but we came to a point where we had to be on our own," Young said.The state Department of Health and Social Services last spring offered a $100,000 grant to help hire a full-time director and cover...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/mental-health-center-opens-fairbanks
State
State complains about leased building air quality

...March while a state building in Douglas is renovated, KTOO reported. Sunny Haight, administrative director of the state Department of Fish and Game, started hearing complaints from employees in September."Sometimes they'd say it was fumes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/state-complains-about-leased-building-a
State

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