It's hard to say if hearing the phrase one more time or hearing the consequences of said budget cuts is more likely to make a reader rage-cry these days.
I've been in Alaska for nearly eight years now. It's a land of plenty! We weathered the Great Recession! But now with low oil prices, oil tax scenarios that require an advanced degree and a graphing calculator and limited production of the Alaska economy's lifeblood, there seems to be only one thing on the minds of our legislators: Budget cuts!
Sometimes when you're working on deadline, you end up receiving the perfect bit of information... a day after you really needed it. That's what happens when doing your job is contingent upon asking other people for stuff! People actually have other things to do than to get me facts and figures at all hours of the day and night, whether I want to believe it or not.
The Juneau District Attorney’s Office presents cases to a grand jury just about every Friday. Copies of the indictments are usually available to the Empire the following Monday. Here’s the a list of all who were indicted as of late, from grand juries that were convened March 13 and March 20:
Here’s another reason why parents of young children and teens should be monitoring their activities online.
State prosecutors in Juneau have charged a 19-year-old man with a crime for trying to an arrange a hook-up with an underage girl over the Internet.
Defendant Stephen B. Hadlock is accused of trying to set up an in-person meeting with the girl, who is under 16 years old, on Facebook. The plan was thwarted, though, when the girl’s mother found out and alerted authorities, prosecutors said.
It’s a sick, sad world out there, Juneau. Here’s three things to cheer you up.
1) ICYMI: Free ice cream at Coppa on Saturday
Coppa is giving out a free scoop or cone of ice cream on Saturday as a thank you to Juneau for its support during the Path to Prosperity competition. The artisan ice cream shop won the People’s Choice Award.
About two weeks ago, a flier from the U.S. Marshal Service District of Alaska — complete with the agency’s official seal — began popping up on Juneau Facebook groups with pictures of James Arthur Mavromatis on it.
In one picture, Mavromatis is wearing a black turtleneck and smiling. The other picture is a mugshot, and he’s wearing an orange jumpsuit and decidedly not smiling.
Juneau police said Tuesday that 48 bicyclists have signed up so far to participate in a new bike safety project called Be Safe, Be Seen. That means they are still looking for 52 more volunteers.
The project's organizers want 100 local bicyclists, who are regularly cruising on the roads, to sign up to bike around with lights on their handlebars and tires for the next three months. The volunteers will then be asked for feedback about whether it made them feel more visible to motorists on the roadways. Motorists will also be interviewed.
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