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Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...plan for more than a decade.The workforce development plan is a step toward scaling up those local efforts to regional and statewide initiatives, Julie Decker told Legislators during a February presentation. Decker is executive director of the Alaska Fisheries...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/alaska-businesses-schools-partner-marit
State
University of Alaska announces furloughs to cut costs

...their decisions on which programs and how many staff positions will need to be cut," Gamble said in the memo. "UA's Statewide staff office is also reviewing its structure and operations for savings, efficiencies and core functions."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/university-alaska-announces-furloughs-c
State
Empire Editorial: Good to give

...for their goodwill. And yes, to steal a line from Juneau's catchy radio jingle, "look local first."We, locally and statewide, have good reason to be thankful for the contributions of businesses. Without their support, our dire fiscal climate would...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-23/good-give
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Can Juneau still afford all its schools?

...budget, a new wrench was tossed into the gears. First it was Gov. Bill Walker's $32 million reduction. While districts statewide were reeling from the news that a one-time funding boost promised in 2014 would be slashed, the Senate dropped another...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-19/empire-editorial-can-juneau-still-aff
Opinion
A Day in the Life of: Poet Richard Stokes

...in Belle Reve, and has been in several other publications. Most recently, he won the 2015 Fairbanks Arts Association's Statewide Poetry Contest for the second time; he also won in 2013.Now Stokes, who tends toward the humble, is writing mostly poetry...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-22/day-life-richard-stokes
Art
Will high school activities make the grade?

...gets caught up is what are the afteraffects, what are the impacts. Not that the decision doesn't have to be made, it is statewide this is where we are at. I agonize over the same impacts of things like increasing class size. I agonize for my kids' class...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-19/will-high-school-activities-make-grade
Sports
My Turn: Losing our heads over taxes

...legislative sub-committee proposal to impound statewide cruise ship head tax proceeds, CBJ Assemblyman...like Juneau also share a portion of the statewide tax to help fund needed dock and waterfront...Juneau and is active in community and statewide organizations.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-16/my-turn-losing-our-heads-over-taxes
Opinion
Photo: Stand up, Sing out, Shout out

...painting signs Thursday at the Silverbow Bakery to be used in Saturday's education rally at the Capitol. The 12:30 p.m. rally is organized by Great Alaska Schools, a statewide, coalition advocating for a quality public education.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-10/photo-stand-sing-out-shout-out
Local
Bill to allow pharmacists to administer vaccines advances

...without oversight from a doctor or nurse practitioner.Pharmacists would be required to log the vaccines they administer in a statewide database.Giessel said immunization rates typically increase when pharmacists can administer vaccines, and it might be particularly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/bill-allow-pharmacists-administer-vacci
State | AK legislature
Coeur presents check to UAS Mining Training program

...Hecla/UAS Introduction to Mining Occupations and Operations course for high school students and is used to help regional and statewide IMOO students travel to Juneau to tour the Kensington Mine. The course is made up of 18 Juneau students and 26 students from...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-12/coeur-presents-check-uas-mining-tra
Neighbors

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