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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - March 28, 2015, Fairbanks, AlaskaSaturday March 28, 2015 Fairbanks daily news Amer a31 Alaska panels propose cuts education Public defender Agency by Becky Bohrer associated press Juneau a alaskans top Public defender said Friday there will be delays in criminal trials and appeals if a proposed $1.2 million Cut his Agency goes Forward. A Senate subcommittee on thursday proposed the Cut the Public defenders Agency calling commensurate the percentage Cut department of Laws criminal division. But Public defender Quinlan Steiner said his Agency has costs prosecutors do not such As having pay for investigators and a caseload that historically has outpaced budget growth. When comes appeals takes about a year before a client is assigned an attorney and another four six months for a Brief be prepared he said. The situation is such the court of appeals has instituted new deadlines the Agency runs the risk of missing a and being fined Over a if the proposed Cut goes through he said. The subcommittee which handled the department of administrations budget also proposed a $425,000 Cut the office of Public advocacy which director Rick Allen says would limit the Agency a ability hire contract help for Public guardians and guardians representing the Best interests of abused and neglected children already dealing with huge caseloads. The panel also proposed the elimination of general fund spending for Public broadcasting. A separate subcommittee on Friday proposed deeper cuts the state education department than the House As lawmakers continue grapple with a projected multimillion Dollar state budget deficit. But the Senate subcommittee recommendation would provide about $3 million for a regional medical school collaborative involving universities in five states and the University of Washington school of Medicine. The Money would come from earning from a fund established for Merit and needs based scholarships. The House proposed phasing out alaskans participation in the collaborative. The subcommittee overseeing the department of education also recommended eliminating state support for several Early childhood education and Reading programs similar the House. I he cuts four such programs totalled about $.3.6 million. But the Senate subcommittee proposed giving the department $320,000 for use toward those programs As saw fit. Senate subcommittees were working this week close out their work. Their recommendations will be considered As Senate finance crafts a version of the operating budget be voted on by the full Senate. Officers Corral mini horses on the Loose associated press Anchorage a police officers in alaskans biggest City became wranglers Early Friday morning rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their Corral a photo Tweeter from the Anchorage police department showed three officers with the two horses they apprehended. The tweet read a some interesting runaways patrol came across this morning a 1 he two Little horses one Black and one Tan were found grazing in the median of a Busy fast Anchorage Street about 5 30 . Friday. Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro tells Anchorage television station Tiju that officers a were Able take these horses into the horses were reunited with their owners after escaping from their Corral and wandering a few blocks. Castro says a you can Call our runaway juveniles for the this photo provided by the Anchorage police department shows officers Barry Hetlet from left Amanda Covington Ami Jason l Evite right with two miniature horses they rounded up in Anchorage on Friday Appi k i Anc i h Salt up it 1. 1 1 Par i men i Wood Bison make in Shageluk set for april release by Dan Joling associated press Anchorage a Hundred Wood Bison that will be the foundation for the first wild Herd on . Soil in More than a Century have been safely delivered a Rural Alaska Village according the Alaska department of fish and game 1 hey Are acclimating very rapidly said department biologist Cathie harms. A Thev Are doing very Well so they Likely will he released from Shageluk into the Inoko Flats in one or two weeks she said. Wood Bison Are native Alaska but disappeared from the state More than a Century ago. They re bigger than Plains Bison found in lower 48 states and Are North americans largest land animal. Adult Wood Bison bulls can weigh More than 2,000 pounds and cows up 1,200 pounds. Wood Bison from c Anada were imported the Alaska wildlife conservation Center in 2008 hut restoration of the threatened species was delayed. Landowners did no w ant their property listed As critical habitat with additional Federal oversight. The state and Federal governments agreed consider the Alaska Wood Bison As a a experimental without the usual endangered species act requirements. The department with help from corporate and nonprofit sponsors moved 50 cows and 50 juveniles age 2 or less the Village and the task of doing that safely was a Challenge. A when you re transporting i Wood Bison bulls weighing upward of2,000 pounds move toward higher ground the Alaska wildlife conservation Center on sunday in Portage. The Alaska department of fish and iame on sunday moved the first Wood Bison a staging area in Shageluk for reintroduction in a few week their Nat Ive Alaska grazing grounds. Wood Bison w hich Are larger than Plains Bison native found in lower 48 states disappeared from . Soil More than a Century ago. Ai Piikoi o Dan Boeing a very Large not completely domesticated animal you always have worry about injuries a harms said. Young animals were especially vulnerable broken limbs or if they fell trampling. To minimize jostling in a cargo plane that had land on a Short gravel runway the juveniles were crammed in Small groups within special a Bison i lie cows had individual pens giving them just enough room stand for the one hour drive from the conservation Center Anchorage and a one hour flight the Village. The first animals left sunday morning. The Landing was delayed when a Small air plane carrying department staffers including i farms blew a f front tire while taxing on the Shageluk runway. A Lyndon air cargo c-130 1 Hercules carrying the Bison circled until villagers put tin front wheel of the Small plane onto a sled behind a snowmobile and towed away. The last flight was tuesday afternoon 1 arms said. All of the Bison moved on their own from the boxes Snow covered Fields in a fenced area outside Shageluk. A some of them trotted out a harms said. A some of them galloped out. Some of them made All the Way the opposite end of the pen As far away from people As they could get. Some of them stopped 15 feet from the Box anti started eating the next seven 14 Days will be spent preparing Bison for release. The Bison will be moved daily from one Aeres Large pen another keep them from settling into one place. A snowmobile dropping tasty Alfalfa cubes will lure them into second pen. E5ezzz-z2i3 -1 �1 j full will. A Ilku a a preschool a kindergarten for Ages 3-6 a licensed a creative curriculum a full time extended Day and part time available a daily movement exploration gymnastics inc a weekly gymnastics class gymnastics inc. 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