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Alaska Senate passes $2.2B capital budget

...plant.Minority Democrats proposed removing that language, raising concerns about the effect being felt by students on other UA campuses. Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage, said he had heard from students asking him to prevent unreasonable tuition increases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/alaska-senate-passes-22b-capital-budget
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Keep University of Alaska campuses free of guns

...he provides no evidence) bring firearms on to UA campuses despite the gun ban, the UA no-gun "policy doesn't work." Again, by...over the speed limit.The real test of whether the UA's no-gun policy works is the degree to which...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-10/my-turn-keep-university-alaska-campus
Opinion
Kids2College program teaches students to plan for their future

...communities will take steps toward exploring their college and career interests. The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education and UA College Savings Plan have again partnered to take Kids2College across Alaska ? offering students a six-lesson curriculum...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-06/kids2college-program-teaches-studen
Neighbors
Alaskans ask Legislature to open UA campuses to guns

...Coghill, R-Fairbanks. The bill would prohibit the UA board of regents from maintaining policies that...no-firearms-on-campus policy has been in place at UA locations since 1995. That year, UA began requiring dorm residents to store their firearms...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-06/alaskans-ask-legislature-open-ua-campus
State | AK legislature
UA Fairbanks priest charged with drunken driving

FAIRBANKS - A Roman Catholic priest who serves the University of Alaska Fairbanks was spotted driving into the oncoming lane of the Parks Highway and charged with driving under the influence, according to Alaska State Troopers. Father Sean P.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/ua-fairbanks-priest-charged-drunken-dri
State
Letter: Guns: A threat to learning

...context. SB176 and HB335, which would devoid the power of the UA Board of Regents to ensure a secured educational environment for...like to put forth, very strongly, that the Board of Regents of UA, who are the authorities to provide a secured and free environment...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-03-28/letter-guns-threat-learning
Letters
SB176 provides protection

...police chief at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The portion of the article that got my attention was this: "In 1995, the UA Board of Regents established a policy that does not allow anyone to carry concealed guns, knives and explosives on to University...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-26/sb176-provides-protection
Opinion
UA regents take no stand on Senate gun bill

...said he thinks it mitigates it.During the UA Board of Regents meet Thursday in Fairbanks, neither UA President Patrick Gamble nor Board chairwoman...Coghill's bill identified a legitimate issue with UA policies.The university allows firearms on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-24/ua-regents-take-no-stand-senate-gun-bil
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Guns on campus: Let's aim for the right target

...state law. Therein lies the real issue.UA's objection to preempting current board policy...To remain consistent with state law, the UA Board of Regents holds that the aforementioned...special protection off campus, why would UA campuses be different?Alaska state laws...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-17/my-turn-guns-campus-lets-aim-right-ta
Opinion
Alaska Science Forum: Solving the mystery of the South Fork wolf, part II

...bear. It's not a dog. It's not a gunshot."In less than one hour, after skinning and removing the wolf's skull for the UA Museum of the North and placing into small vials samples of skin and muscle tissue for the department's freezer, Beckmen is...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-07/alaska-science-forum-solving-mystery
Outdoors

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