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Ketchikan Job Service Not Closing


January 06, 2017
Friday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - In a release on Thursday by the Governor, he said that the Ketchikan Job Center in Ketchikan would be closing permanently. However, in a followup release Governor Bill Walker said this was incorrect, his release should have read, Kotzebue would be closing permanently.

The corrected list released later Thursday of some of the ways the State of Alaska has cut costs include:

• Job centers in Kotzebue, Barrow, and Seward have closed permanently.

• Alaska Vocational & Technical Education (AVTEC) closed its Muldoon campus in Anchorage, and cut its Allied Health Program.

• The Department of Education cut funding for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP), saving $960,000.

• The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) cut 40% from its operating budget.

• State parks in Sitka and Valdez are no longer being maintained - including picnic areas, bathroom facilities, and campsites.

•  Courthouses across Alaska now close at 12:00pm on Fridays.

• The Department of Public Safety cut 82 positions in the past two years.



Reporting & Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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