BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise’s mayor says he’s postponing the city’s proposal for a new main library. Boise Mayor David Bieter on Friday announced the city is giving up its efforts to put a ballot question before voters in November to fund the project. He said Ada County Clerk Phil McGrane has refused to host […] … [Read more...] about Boise kills new library plan citing cost, ballot uncertainty
BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school district has a plan for multiple diesel-filled fuel tanks bordering a river after erosion threatens an environmental disaster, officials said. The Lower Kuskokwim School District plans to transport fuel from a group of 10 tanks into three new tanks expected to be placed in the Napakiak school parking […] … [Read more...] about Alaska river erosion threatens diesel-filled fuel tanks
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A former employee has filed a complaint against the Oregon Department of Human Services, claiming the state’s social services agency mishandled her safety concerns involving a police officer who has since resigned amid criminal and internal investigations. The Register-Guard reports the woman’s complaint filed in July with the Bureau of Labor […] … [Read more...] about State worker files complaint on Oregon social services dept.
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Part of Grand Teton National Park is temporarily closed due to aggressive bears. Park officials say visitors fed bears Tuesday on Signal Mountain Summit Road. A female grizzly bear with two cubs later charged toward park visitors and employees near the road. Park officials have closed off the Signal Mountain area […] … [Read more...] about Aggressive bears close portion of Grand Teton National Park
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The National Endowment for the Arts chairwoman has expressed the industry’s economic benefit ahead of Alaska’s state funding decisions. The Juneau Empire reported Thursday that chairwoman Mary Carter spoke Thursday at the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce lunch ending with her remarks about how the arts add $1.4 billion, or makes […] … [Read more...] about Alaska art advocate speaks ahead of state budget decisions