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Speak up for safety in honor of Workers' Memorial Day

On April 28, we remember those workers who said goodbye to their families, went off to work and never returned home. April 28 is internationally known as Workers' Memorial Day.
My Turn: Consider the facts before voting

Vic Fischer, one of the two surviving delegates to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, recently quoted Bob Bartlett, our first U.S. senator, who cautioned Alaskans not to allow us to become captive to out-of-state companies.
Professionals advise against exploring old mines

Michael Satre's phone started ringing early on Sunday morning last week because co-workers feared it would not be long before there were reports of someone trapped or hurt in one of Juneau's hundreds of abandoned mines.
State | Local
Ketchikan shipyard seeks ship lift funds

The federal Economic Development Administration has given the go-ahead for a grant application that could supply $5 million for a $10 million ship lift at Alaska Ship and Drydock.
Alaska Digest

Staff reports from around the state
Alaska Digest

Staff and Wire reports form around the state
Aid for fishing fleet dries up

For struggling Alaska salmon fishermen, a federal financial aid program will shut down this year. But many fishermen see the bright side - getting disqualified for federal aid is a good sign for their industry.
Program prepares workers for marine jobs

Jacob Case is studying to be a marine industrial coater in an apprenticeship program geared to provide Alaska Ship & Drydock the skilled workers it needs.
Federal funds to provide job retraining for fishermen

The state is receiving up to $8 million in federal funds to provide job retraining for fishermen and seafood industry employees affected by the salmon price decline, the state's labor commissioner said Monday.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Information technology and health care. Those are two fields Juneau school officials want to focus on as they try to prepare students for the jobs of the future, and for a good reason.


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