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Excavation Awareness Training None 

Excavation Awareness Training

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will hold a free workshop on excavation safety. Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely than other excavation related accidents to result in worker fatalities. Other potential hazards include falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres, and incidents involving excavation damage to a pipeline.

APD Promotes Deputy Chief and Two Captains None 

APD Promotes Deputy Chief and Two Captains

Today, APD Chief Justin Doll announced the promotion of Captain Ken McCoy to Deputy Chief of Operations. Additionally, Lieutenants Julie Shank and Kevin Vandegriff have been promoted to Captains of the Patrol and Crime Suppression Divisions.

APD creates new unit focused on community relations None 

APD creates new unit focused on community relations

The Anchorage Police Department is pleased to announce a new unit called the Community Relations Unit.

Alaska Residents – Stake your own parcel of State Land None 

Alaska Residents – Stake your own parcel of State Land

The Department of Natural Resources is inviting Alaskans interested in owning a piece of the Last Frontier to participate in the 2017 Remote Recreational Cabin Sites staking program. This unique offering gives Alaskan residents the opportunity to stake their own parcel of state land within one of two areas. This year’s staking areas are Mount Ryan II, along the Steese Highway, and Granite Mountain, on the Kuskokwim River.

Multiagency response to fishing vessel Akutan continues None 

Multiagency response to fishing vessel Akutan continues

Multiple agencies under a unified command continue to respond to potential pollution from the fishing vessel Akutan in Captains Bay near Unalaska, Sunday.

Sullivan Welcomes NOAA Marine Debris Director to Alaska None 

Sullivan Welcomes NOAA Marine Debris Director to Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK – U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) this week welcomed Nancy Wallace, director of the NOAA Marine Debris Program, to Alaska. The Senator and Director Wallace joined a roundtable discussion with Peter Murphy, Alaska regional coordinator of the NOAA Marine Debris Program, Chris Pallister, director of Gulf of Alaska Keeper, and Molly McCammon, director of the Alaska Ocean Observing System, on the topic of marine debris and the Senator’s Save Our Seas (SOS) Act, which passed the Senate in early August.

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell Closes Distinguished Forest Service Career, Announces Retirement None 

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell Closes Distinguished Forest Service Career, Announces Retirement

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced his retirement after a 40-year career, characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a District Ranger, Forest Supervisor to the head of the U.S. Forest Service, leading more than 30,000 employees working in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico.

Unemployment Rate at 7.0 Percent in July None 

Unemployment Rate at 7.0 Percent in July

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from June. The rate is up half a percentage point from the beginning of the year. The comparable national rate for July was 4.3 percent.

Coast Guard buoy tenders compete in the Buoy Tender Roundup Olympics in Juneau, Alaska None 
Regulatory Commission of Alaska Seeks Information About Broadband Internet Coverage None 

Regulatory Commission of Alaska Seeks Information About Broadband Internet Coverage

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) has opened a public process to gather information about broadband internet service in Alaska, including current and future projects. The RCA will use the voluntary information for a report to the Alaska Legislature. The effort to examine the availability of broadband internet in Alaska is the result of intent language inserted into the FY 2018 budget at the behest of House Finance Committee member Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks).