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Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

JUNEAU - A U.S. requirement that American steel be used to update an Alaska ferry terminal is causing some tension with Canadian officials, potentially threatening the project.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/alaska-ferry-project-caught-flap-over-u
State
Students take charge of learning, anti-bullying

...statistically they've shown higher reports of bullying both in person and through social media. According to the U.S Department of Education, more than 8 million students nationwide ages 12-18 reported being bullied.Students across the district...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-17/students-take-charge-learning-anti-bull
Local
Sealaska land bill passes through Congress

...bills attached to the larger National Defense Authorization Act, annual, must-pass legislation that guides the U.S. Department of Defense's spending. Wrapping the bills into the act was a more efficient way of pushing them through Congress...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/sealaska-land-bill-passes-through-congr
Local
Kids create school lunch menus

...will include salmon, brown rice, seaweed and a pineapple-strawberry fruit cup.The contest was inspired by new U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations for school lunches. With the passing of the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-08/kids-create-school-lunch-menus
State
Sealaska nears final land claim

...are attached to the larger National Defense Authorization Act, annual, must-pass legislation that guides the U.S. Department of Defense's spending.Murkowski's announcement touted bicameral and bipartisan support for the Sealaska bill...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/sealaska-nears-final-land-claim
Local
My Turn: Misappropriating a people's history

...designated an expert in cross-cultural education by the U.S. Department of Education and helped develop the state's original...the local classrooms, the RNC is acting like the U.S. Department of Education which they despise. And we can be sure...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-28/my-turn-misappropriating-peoples-histor
Opinion
My Turn: Southeast is paying for slow Tongass transition

...full-time employees during transition years. This is not the change heralded in the transition announcement. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Forest Service have replied that change takes time. No doubt there are existing commitments that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-04/my-turn-southeast-paying-slow-tongass
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Our need for more icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

...its icebreaking fleet or else it will be "unable to accomplish its Arctic missions," says a 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's inspector general. The U.S. is the least-prepared of all Arctic nations despite having...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-18/empire-editorial-our-need-more-icebre
Opinion
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem.The report released Tuesday by a U.S. Department of Justice advisory committee reflects information gathered at public hearings across the country in 2013 and 2014...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/report-tribal-youth-and-violence-urges-
State
SEARHC clinics open on Veterans Day

...release stated.SEARHC patients who are veterans and have not yet signed up for heath care services through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and would like to can do so by contacting SEARHC Rural Veteran Liaison George Bennett Sr. at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-09/searhc-clinics-open-veterans-day
Local

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