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Wells Fargo partners with Food Bank of Alaska to host statewide food drive

Wells Fargo and Food Bank of Alaska are hosting a statewide food drive for SeptemberFood banks in Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai and Kodiak will be holding a food drive in 28 Alaska communities...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-23/wells-fargo-partners-food-bank-alas
Neighbors
My Turn: Your opportunity to address trapping rules

...the BoG is meeting to discuss the 2016 statewide proposals submitted by people from all...instantly killed when trapped. Providing a statewide time check would reduce suffering and...animal.Proposal 80 (page 66) asks for statewide movement of traps and snares from populated...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-12/my-turn-your-opportunity-address-trap
Opinion
Rarefied Light statewide exhibit opens Oct. 2 in Anchorage

...Light is Alaska's largest annual fine art photography exhibition, and is organized by the Alaska Photographic Center, a statewide organization formed in 1983 with a mission to promote fine art photography in Alaska. This year APC received 650 entries...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-09-23/rarefied-light-statewide-exhibit-opens-oc
Art
Empire Editorial: Closing schools will shut down communities

...and some in the Legislature want to talk about if that number should be increased. And here's why they shouldn't.Statewide, the student population most heavily impacted by an increase to 25 students are predominantly Alaska Native students and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-15/empire-editorial-closing-schools-will
Opinion
In tougher tests, Juneau students beat state average

...third through 10th graders fell in a category that qualifies them as "partially" meeting standards.Hanley delivered a statewide projection in August that only one-third of Alaska's students would meet standards in math and English, then in October...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-10/tougher-tests-juneau-students-beat-stat
Local
UAS yields key data for fishing industry

...harvests and recreational fishing guidelines in Alaska.A statewide assetNOAA's Joyce says the weir under its current design...nearly 36 years. He calls it a "living laboratory," with statewide benefits starting at UAS, extending to UAF, NOAA and the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-11-15/uas-yields-key-data-fishing-industr
Neighbors
Sacred oil checks eyed amid budget deficit

...per-capita income in western Alaska's remote Kusilvak region. Statewide, it was about 1.8 percent. The federal government treats...providing specifics. Alaska has no personal state income tax or statewide sales tax.The state has been warned its bond rating could...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-13/sacred-oil-checks-eyed-amid-budget-defi
State
My Turn: Don't wait for Alaska to crash

...solve the problems we face. The simple fact is that we have had a free ride in Alaska since 1980, when we abolished our statewide income tax, and went on the oil revenue train for 90 percent of our operating and capital spending. It's over. It's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-15/my-turn-dont-wait-alaska-crash
Opinion
Juneau teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year

...cattle ranch. The Alaska Teacher of the Year may be called upon to speak at education conferences and participate in various statewide education working groups. The teacher is the Alaska nominee for national teacher of the year. The alternate teacher of the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-11-18/juneau-teacher-named-alaska-teacher-year
Art
Low enrollment equals $287K loss for JSD

...by $53,400.The Department of Education and Early Development will give a final verification after comparing students statewide to account for those who may have moved.If the state education department approves the enrollment figures, this will mark...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-11/low-enrollment-equals-287k-loss-jsd
Local

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