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House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits

...unknown how many kits have been collected but not analyzed. Tarr's bill would direct the state Department of Public Safety to work with local law enforcement entities to prepare a report on those kits, and develop a plan to get them tested.Orin Dym (DEEM...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/house-discusses-backlog-untested-sexual
State
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...the group of men standing around him to work toward "unity" and an end to violence...stairs in committee rooms, very different work was going on.Just hours after the Choose...takes an average of 170 days for a kit to work its way through the lab and for local law...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/choose-respect-funding-cut-hours-after-
State | Local | AK legislature
Lawmakers discuss Alaska Code of Military Justice

...martial.The guard and lawmakers are working on developing those options through HB 126.Thomas Brown, an aide to Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, said work on the bill will likely continue this summer so that a bill can pass early next session.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/lawmakers-discuss-alaska-code-military-
State
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...group after being widowed a second time. In addition to her work to preserve rights, Darlin has strived to preserve history as...state of Oklahoma. Mary Lou Spartz said Kull came to Alaska to work under her late husband as a social worker in the fledgling state...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

...after spending years and more than $5 billion preparing for work, waiting for regulatory approval, and early-stage drilling...rights, extending the amount of time drillers are allowed to work each year, and doing more scientific studies of the wildlife...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/oil-council-shale-wont-last-arctic-dril
State
Around town for Friday, March 27

...6-8 p.m., Imperial. All LGBTQ community members and their friends are invited to gather to relax and decompress from the work week.Poetry Slam and Spoken Word featuring the Legendary Black Ice, 6:30 p.m., Suite 907. The winner of the slam will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/around-town-friday-march-27
Local
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...the time used in fitting out; 10 years the preparation for this great undertaking lasted, and 10 hours were devoted to the work itself." Bering didn't even touch the land he was claiming ownership of. The St. Peter sailed west to its doom.? Bjorn...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/beaten-path-shadow-vitus-bering-part
Outdoors
Walker plans to introduce property tax bill for gas project

...the property tax on the project when it is running would be divided between the state and municipalities; and whether there would need to be concessions by the state and municipalities on the tax issue to make the project's finances work.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/walker-plans-introduce-property-tax-bil
State | AK legislature
Gold Medal honors five players

...standing out here with these other inductees as well. I take my hat off to them and thank the Gold Medal committee for all the hard work they do for this great week of basketball."Lance "Jay" Peterson played in 25 tournaments (1989-2015) in three divisions...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-27/gold-medal-honors-five-players
Sports
Walker plans to introduce property tax bill for gas project

...the property tax on the project when it is running would be divided between the state and municipalities; and whether there would need to be concessions by the state and municipalities on the tax issue to make the project's finances work.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/walker-plans-introduce-property-tax-bil
State

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