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Articles from the January 14, 2015 edition

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Qaniq Challenge not weather dependent director says

A city-sponsored ski challenge will take place in Valdez this week, no matter what the weather conditions are. So says Darryl Verfaillie, the city's parks and recreation director. "It's rain or shine,...

 

New credit card policy passed by school board

The board of education on Monday passed a policy to govern how school employees use credit cards. The move comes on the heels of a finding by the district’s auditors who said that former superintendent Lisa Stroh had double-dipped when she took...

 

Drug testing policy at schools to be reviewed by panel

Drug testing of students attending Valdez City Schools is not a dead issue. District superintendent Jim Nygaard is hoping to hold a panel discussion on the district's existing drug testing policy. "The best I could hope for would be a community...

 

Permanent Fund Dividend eyed for constitutional protection

An Anchorage lawmaker is proposing a constitutional amendment to further protect the Alaska Permanent Fund and the dividend that most Alaskans receiving simply for living here. The proposal, from Democratic Sen. Bill Wielechowski, was among the...

 

Far-out science at giant gathering on Earth and space

Following a press conference at the enormous fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, an unusual sound was heard in a room of reporters: Applause. Writers and videographers...

 

Legals

The FY 2015 Fire Protection System Tax Exemption Applications are now available at City Hall. To qualify for the fire protection system tax exemption, each structure for which you are applying for must contain a fire protection system approved under...

 

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