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Lawmakers question education commissioner's appointment

...Shier's appointment will be decided upon by the full Legislature, meeting in joint session. Shier is Director of Enterprise Technology Services for the State of Alaska. Contact reporter Pat Forgey at patrick.forgey@juneauempire.com.

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Second chance

In 2002, Bellingham, Wash., construction company Whitewater Engineering was working on another hydroelectric project, for Cordova, when it sent equipment operator Gary Stone to work in an known avalanche chute. An avalanche killed him, and Stone left behind a wife and two children.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-07-12/second-chance
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Session length questioned

Senate President Gary Stevens Thursday said that the shorter 90-day legislative sessions adopted by voters in 2006 are not working.

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In the black

Alaska's retirement savings accounts, second in size in the state only to the Alaska Permanent Fund, had stellar returns in the just completed 2011 fiscal year, new state data shows.

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On the mend

...Bank that has been set up to help the Pereyra family is account number: 7632926452, Alaska Man R.P. 2012 Trust. Pat Forgey can be reached at patrick.forgey@juneauempire.com.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-08-04/on-the-mend
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Bonds net low rates

The state of Alaska has sold $200 million in voter-approved general obligation bonds, using the state's strong financial position and federal subsidies to get a low 2.78 percent interest rate, state officials said.

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Fund looks at diversifying

Southeast Alaska's once-vibrant timber industry is now mostly gone, but state retirement officials think investing millions of dollars in pension money in the timber industry elsewhere will pay off for the state's retirees.

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Fund managers minimize risk

Representatives of the Alaska Permanent Fund appeared before the Alaska Legislature on Friday, explaining their investment strategies and defending their earnings returns.

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State promotes emergency prep

While Japan's nuclear disaster doesn't appear likely to affect Alaska, the state's top emergency officials are saying the earthquake that triggered a tsunami and the nuclear emergency highlight the need for ongoing emergency preparedness.

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Foresters find historic canoe

JUNEAU - Sealaska foresters working on Prince of Wales Island have unearthed a partially complete Haida canoe from the forest floor, and are estimating its age at more than 100 years old.

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