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Daily News takes you inside unfolding crisis as Hurricane Sandy batters New York

Daily News takes you inside unfolding crisis as Hurricane Sandy batters New York | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
It was 8:37 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, and Cas Holloway’s BlackBerry started to ring.
Superstorm Sandy was reaching full fury and Holloway, the deputy mayor for operations, was helping to quarterback the city’s response.
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California bill ending 'beliefs' exemption for childhood vaccines advances

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's senate education committee approved a bill making it mandatory for children to be vaccinated before starting school despite opposition from “ant-vaxxer” parents
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7 key facts about the drought

7 key facts about the drought | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Everything you ever wanted to know about California's drought but were too afraid to ask.
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TAOsHouse: Net-zero passive house built in senior co-housing community in New Mexico

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TAOsHouse by NeedBased is a sustainable, net zero energy, Passive House in Taos, New Mexico.

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You Won't Believe How Much Sprawl Costs America

You Won't Believe How Much Sprawl Costs America | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
More than $1 trillion, according to a new report.

 

More and more young people are moving to urban centers because they prefer to live in walkable areas with lots of public transportation options. Still, developers are reluctant to build compact housing using this smart growth approach. But perhaps a new economic case against sprawl can convince these developers to think twice.

 

Sprawl costs America over $1 trillion a year, according to a new report by LSE Cities and the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, because it can increase per capita land consumption up to 80 percent and car use by up to 60 percent. Together these outcomes create social costs that amount to $626 billion a year for people living in sprawling areas and $400 billion for those outside of them, the report estimates.


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Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway - CNN.com

Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway - CNN.com | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
London to New York City by car? It could happen if the head of Russian Railways has his way.
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A Tea For One Or Two

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Artist Shani Ha came up with a very special Table for Two at a restaurant located on 7th Avenue in New York. The table, that's split between the inside and the outside and has a glass panel in the middle, aims to play with the boundaries of public and private spaces.
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10 Common Words in Spanish and English That Come From Quechua · Global Voices

10 Common Words in Spanish and English That Come From Quechua · Global Voices | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
If you think that Quechua is only used in the Andes, you're sorely mistaken. Spanish, Catalan and even English use Quechua words.
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The post by Juan Arellano [@Cyberjuan] was originally published on the blog Globalizado.

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DOT shifts money designated for Anchorage bike upgrades

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The Alaska Department of Transportation has shifted more than $1 million designated in 2012 for design of Anchorage bicycle infrastructure to other projects and bike advocates say it's a setback for improving safety in Alaska's largest city.
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No more physics and maths, Finland to stop teaching individual subjects

No more physics and maths, Finland to stop teaching individual subjects | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Finland, one of the leading educational hotspots in the world, is embarking on one of the most radical overhauls in modern education. By 2020, the country plans to phase out teaching individual subjects such as maths, chemistry and physics, and...
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Queen guitarist awarded astrophysics doctorate

Queen guitarist awarded astrophysics doctorate | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Guitarist and songwriter Brian May has completed his doctorate in astrophysics — three decades after he put academia on hold to form the rock group Queen.
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Bethel DA had conflicts with team over confidentiality

Bethel DA had conflicts with team over confidentiality | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Bethel advocates say a vital team working to combat child abuse in Western Alaska was paralyzed by the prior district attorney's concerns over confidentiality when discussing open cases.
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City reaches tentative accord with police union

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Mayor Dan Sullivan’s administration has reached a tentative deal on a new contract with the local police union.
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U.S. Oil Export Ban: Are There Reasons Not To Repeal?

U.S. Oil Export Ban: Are There Reasons Not To Repeal? | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Deliberations over the proposed repeal of the 40-year old ban on U.S. crude oil exports kicked into high gear last week, with an intense lobbying push by the oil and gas industry followed by hearings in the Senate Energy and
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Where Your State Gets Its Money

Where Your State Gets Its Money | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Vermont and New Hampshire are similar in a lot of ways -- they’re both small, heavily rural New England states that root for the Red Sox. But when it comes to taxes, they could hardly be more diffe...
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Alaska needs to revamp its tax system.  Here's a list of some best practices from 49 other states.  As I've said before, the revenue stream should be diversified and spread across sectors.  A small sales tax on both services and goods (2-4%), a small income tax (5%), Gas tax (20¢ gal.), Sin taxes (booze, cigarettes, marijuana), fees & permits, Tariff on imports (encourage local manufacturing and collect revenue on those profits that exit the state---I'm looking at you Walmart!), state shares in the property tax (to pay for schools throughout the state).  To the greatest extent possible taxes and fees should be tied to the service that they pay for....

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Conference connects schools, entrepreneurs on food security

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When you live in Alaska, where does your food come from? Where does your kid's school lunch come from? Ninety-five percent of the time, the answer is a barge. And some are hoping to change that.
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Committee forms to tackle Arctic waterways safety

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The Arctic Waterways Safety Committee, formed to develop the best practices for managing Arctic waterways, held its first formal meeting this month in Juneau, electing officers and meeting with the governor and Alaska's state committee on the Arctic.
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Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

You've been making rice the wrong way.
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Hyperbole Expert? Nebraska senator compares police to ISIS

Hyperbole Expert? Nebraska senator compares police to ISIS | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
A black Nebraska state senator compared American police to Islamic terrorists and suggested he'd shoot a cop if only he had a weapon.
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Before you got off on this guy, consider what he actually said.  I agree that it's dangerous to talk about violence because too many people don't know the difference between hyperbole to make a point and actual threats.  Having said that, he is just saying that he understands why his constituents are upset.

 

Let's face it (cops reading this): in 1990 if we were serving a regular old search warrant, we have done it with 11 officers: 2 entry with a supervisor, two teams at the back corners to cover the back and sides, and a couple uniforms to block the street and/or protect the perimeter in the alley (2+1+4+4=11).  That was about as good as it got.  High risk warrants were, of course different, but now, as the good Senator points out, we see routine warrants served with 20 officers, plus a tank for good measure.  When did this start and why?

 

I think we started down this road after 9/11 when all the homeland security dollars started rewarding us for buying new and surplus military gear.  All those returning vets even knew how to use the stuff, so we did.  Combined with other strains such as the economic crisis, assaults on cops reinforced the need for deploying in this manner.  If we're honest with ourselves, I think we need to ask what responsibility we've had in this escalation.

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The ‘War On Coal’ Comes To The Supreme Court

The ‘War On Coal’ Comes To The Supreme Court | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
THE CASE

This suite of cases is a challenge to how the EPA regulates pollutants from power plants. Here’s the question before the court: “Whether the Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably refused to consider costs in determining whether it is appropriate to regulate hazardous air pollutants emitted by electric utilities.”
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It's too close to call at this point.  See article for more.

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AMIN210 - Controversy Surrounding Native American Mascots

AMIN210 - Controversy Surrounding Native American Mascots | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it

There are thousand's of schools that share this same problem. People say they understand why having a Native American as a mascot is offensive but do they really? Think about if Jesus Christ was a mascot. How would people feel about watching some guy dressed up with bloody hands and wreath around his neck dance around and try to energize a crowd? Well when you use an Indian chief as a mascot, the same problem arises with Native Americans. 


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Walker's former Fish Board appointee charged in Montana

Walker's former Fish Board appointee charged in Montana | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Roland Maw, the one-time fish board appointee of Gov. Bill Walker, has been charged with seven misdemeanor counts of illegally obtaining resident sporting licenses in the state of Montana.
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Coffey tries to deflect criticism over effort to suppress 2008 recording

Coffey tries to deflect criticism over effort to suppress 2008 recording | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The recording was made from the backseat of a taxi shared by Coffey and an ally on the assembly, Bill Starr. With his cell phone in his pocket, Coffey accidentally dialed an Assembly foe, Allan Tesche. Tesche wasn’t home, but the conversation was recorded on his answering machine.
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House leaders push land bill despite advice that it's unconstitutional

House leaders push land bill despite advice that it's unconstitutional | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
House Speaker Mike Chenault wants to order the federal government to transfer upward of 166 million acres of federal lands to state ownership on or before Jan. 1, 2017, but legislative attorneys said, "The bill is unconstitutional." 
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NFL player John Urschel just published a paper in the Journal of Computational Mathematics

Meet the offensive lineman who's also a mathematician.
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FCC chairman chides 'slick' legal work on Dish-Doyon wireless deal

FCC chairman chides 'slick' legal work on Dish-Doyon wireless deal | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The FCC chairman joined other critics of the deal that resulted in billions of dollars in bid discounts when Dish Network joined with the regional Native corporation Doyon Ltd. under a "very small company" program.
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