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Alaska Editorial: Report on Alaska National Guard shocks, disappoints

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. "I am extremely frustrated and I am angry that it has taken this long to get to the bottom of these issues.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-17/alaska-editorial-report-alaska-nation
Opinion
Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies in prison at 75

ANCHORAGE - Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/alaska-serial-killer-robert-hansen-dies
State
Arbitrator: Guard should not have been fired

ANCHORAGE - A guard on duty the night a serial killing suspect committed suicide in an Alaska prison should not have been fired, an arbitrator found. Loren Jacobsen was fired weeks after Israel Keyes was found dead in his cell on Dec.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-16/arbitrator-guard-should-not-have-been-f
State
JSD, new superintendent seal the deal

Mark Miller, the most recent leader selected to head up Juneau's schools, will earn $7,000 more than his predecessor, Glenn Gelbrich, bringing in a yearly salary of $162,000.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-15/jsd-new-superintendent-seal-deal
Local
Alaska faces fine over undeclared bullets, lighter

ANCHORAGE - The state faces a fine of at least $7,000 after a lawmaker attempted to ship bullets, a cigarette lighter and an aerosol can by air to Juneau without declaring them. The lawmaker, Rep.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-11/alaska-faces-fine-over-undeclared-bulle
State
Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

...Council is for new furnishings in public spaces, hearing rooms and staff offices at the leased downtown building, the Anchorage Daily News reported.The council also decided Monday to take the high bid to purchase and install visual and audio systems...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-11/lawmakers-approve-500k-furniture-budget
State
Alaska official testifies in voting rights trial

...state's average turnout in the 2012 presidential election if only precinct-level turnout numbers were examined, the Anchorage Daily News reported.Fenumiai's office, however, provides more voter services in urban areas, such as easy access to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-04/alaska-official-testifies-voting-rights
State
Concerns raised on direction of alcohol board

...concern about the direction of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in an opinion piece published Wednesday in the Anchorage Daily News. She recently stepped down from the post she held for over five years, a decision largely aimed at helping her...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-03/concerns-raised-direction-alcohol-board
State
Expert says Alaska has history of discrimination

ANCHORAGE - An expert testifying in an Alaska Native voting rights trial says the state has a history of discrimination dating to pre-statehood.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/expert-says-alaska-has-history-discrimi
State
Concern raised with direction of regulatory board

A former director of the agency that regulates Alaska's liquor industry says interference by the state Commerce commissioner's office limited her ability to effectively do her job.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/concern-raised-direction-regulatory-boa
State

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