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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...Carolina until the state is satisfied with the effectiveness of federal background and security checks.NORTH DAKOTA (0)The office of Gov. Jack Dalrymple says North Dakota has not received any Syrian refugees and doesn't expect any will be sent...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/wary-governors-halt-question
Nation and World
Report: Big problems in DOC

...her 25 years of experience. "I can't recall that many reports, investigations in the over 25 years I've been in the office," she said. "These all came about at the same time ... and that's just an unusual occurrence to have that many...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-16/report-big-problems-doc
State
Juneau judge tries again for Alaska Supreme Court

...an assistant attorney general,? Susan Carney, a 28-year Alaska resident and a supervising public attorney for the Office of Public Advocacy in Fairbanks,? Paul Roetman, a 43-year Alaska resident and a superior court judge in Kotzebue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/juneau-judge-tries-again-alaska-supreme
State
Haines forestry office closes for season

...office for the winter on Nov. 21.The office had been kept open year-round until...Alaska Legislature early this year.The office will remain closed until Jan. 10...weeks, closing again on Jan. 22. The office will reopen March 1, the forestry...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-13/haines-forestry-office-closes-season
State
Rhea finds home with Seattle Storm

...get ready for this season, helping the general manager with whatever she needs ... just being around the people in the office and getting to know them and prepare as much as I can."Last summer Rhea took an unpaid internship with the Storm's...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-11-06/rhea-finds-home-seattle-storm
Sports
Legislature starts work amid dust, drilling

...million. TransCanada's interest charges will correspondingly rise.Saturday's 8 a.m. briefing was organized by the office of Gov. Bill Walker, who supports the buyout idea. A series of state officials and paid analysts made the case for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-24/legislature-starts-work-amid-dust-drill
State
While Clinton used home email, State's networks were at risk

...scored a 42 out of 100 on the federal government's latest cybersecurity report card, earning far lower marks than the Office of Personnel Management, which suffered a devastating breach last year. State's scores bested only the Department...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-20/while-clinton-used-home-emai
Nation and World
Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

...nationwide Choice Program. Instead, they will speak directly to Alaska VA staff, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.The office of Sen. Dan Sullivan announced the change in the wake of meetings the senator had with Alaska veterans."Senator Sullivan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-08/alaska-va-launches-pilot-program-schedu
State
Young not in running for Speaker of the House

...in the running.Young spokesman Matt Shuckerow said by phone Thursday morning that Young has "no intention to seek the office or run."As the sole delegate from Alaska - far removed from Washington, D.C. - it would be difficult for Young...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-08/young-not-running-speaker-house
State
Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...requested a breakdown of state-agency costs related to Obama's visit. The contract was in documents released by the offices of Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott for their associated costs.The documents included an invoice for $1,925...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-07/alaska-hired-consultants-ahead-obama-vi
State

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