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    By Anne Sutton
    Juneau, Alaska (AP)

    Dozens of state jobs – what amounts to almost two a week – have been transferred away from the state capital over the past 18 months, according to figures compiled by the state personnel division at the request of Juneau’s state senator.

    Of the 136 jobs listed as having moved from Juneau, most of them to Anchorage, about a quarter are high-paying positions, including commissioners and deputy commissioners.

    “This steady erosion of jobs has flown under the screen, and 136 jobs is a heck of an economic impact on Juneau,” said Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau.

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