UAS offers workforce credential in entry-level miner training

The University of Alaska Southeast’s Center for Mine Training has created the University of Alaska’s first formal workforce credential — a non-credit credential focusing on entry-level production miner training. Chancellor John Pugh approved the credential, which was developed in partnership with local mines and UA’s Mining and Petroleum Training Service. This is the first such credential approved anywhere in the university system. The major focuses are on federal Mine Safety and Health Administration training and personal certification, knowledge of basic mining terminology and practices, and use of simulated and actual equipment used in underground mining. The entire program for the credential involves 240 hours, working with certified instructors. Visit bit.ly/vVMTzx for more information.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:26

Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:13

This day in Juneau history: Feb. 19

On Feb. 19, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper and the Alaska Legislature formed a budget plan for the upcoming year. The House Finance Committee passed a bill giving Gov. Cowper permission to spend the $428 million reserve fund, and representatives described meetings with Gov. Cowper “wonderful”.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:11

Libraries accepting food for fines

The Juneau Public Libraries are accepting food donations to pay off library fines during the entire month of February.

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Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:12

Senate Bill 54 aims to roll back some provisions of criminal justice reform

Changes to Senate Bill 91 — a controversial bill was enacted last summer in an effort to reduce Alaska’s prison population — are being rolled out as part of Senate Bill 54, introduced on the floor on Feb. 10.

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