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Empire Editorial: Alaska's prison system is killing Alaskans

...single one, including the death of Joseph Murphy - were avoidable.In the past few years, the Juneau Empire and the Alaska Dispatch News have repeatedly investigated the surge in prison deaths that has afflicted Alaska. Again and again, we have...
New study warns against standardized pay for Alaska teachers

...Center for Alaska Education Policy Research study, researchers warned against the pay schedule that they developed, The Alaska Dispatch News reported. The study says the increased pay would help communities attract and retain highly qualified teachers...
Recall targets mayor in family spending controversy

...leadership than that," Okakok said.Brower has denied knowledge of the purchases, though documents obtained by the Alaska Dispatch News show a handwritten note with her name on the basketball camp request for funds.Alaska Municipal League Executive...
Letter: A former page's perspective

...not go unnoticed.I mention this as a prelude to why I am writing today. After reading a Nov. 7 article from the Alaska Dispatch News entitled "Lawmakers' anti-tax pledge could block Walker's fiscal plan - if they stand by it," I am...
Schools in jeopardy

...Hoffman, D-Bethel; Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham; and Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, penned an op-ed to the Alaska Dispatch News titled, "If we cut Alaska rural schools we'll lose so much for so little saved." The letter declared...
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Restaurant fires patron who berated autistic delivery driver

...the customer the driver wasn't impaired and was instead autistic and has a speech impediment.Gialopsos told the Alaska Dispatch News that it wasn't the first time there have been complaints. But once employees explain the driver has a disability...
Walker downsizes state's Washington office

ANCHORAGE - There will be fewer people staffing the state of Alaska office in Washington, D.C.The Alaska Dispatch News reported the lobbying office for the state will be reduced to two positions.Gov. Bill Walker says he and Lt. Gov. Byron...
Treacherous roads prompt school cancellation in Anchorage

...decided to cancel classes Monday due to icy road conditions that became worse as the morning commute got busier.The Alaska Dispatch News reported police dispatchers had reports of 11 accidents and two more with injuries. Almost all of those were...
EPA fines firms in 2010 Anchorage hazardous waste case

...the EPA's allegations. UIC Roofing agreed to pay $59,724, and UIC Construction agreed to pay $80,456, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.According to the settlement, the offenses occurred when UIC Roofing operated as Rain Proof Roofing...
Federal bomb squad conducts training exercise in Anchorage

...forces" Monday. The simulated bomb response began Tuesday morning and continued through the evening, reported The Alaska Dispatch News.The exercise involved members of the federal departments of Defense and Energy as well as Anchorage police...


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