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River data gathered as safeguard against mining

...elders rallied at the Elim checkpoint to protest the idea of uranium mining.Hal Shepherd, director of the water-advocacy group, and field technician Leigh Takak conducted routine testing at the site last week.They have been boating up the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-30/river-data-gathered-safeguard-against-m
State
Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

...perfect solution, but I'm not sure that there is a better solution in terms of protecting people so they don't lose health coverage," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, an advocacy group supporting the overhaul.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-07-28/plan-simplify-2015-health-renewals-ma
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Advocacy group says doctors over-prescribe psychiatric medication

...agencies and companies have been sued by a mental health advocacy group that contends doctors over-prescribed medication...lawsuit. Some of the defendants said Gottstein's advocacy group doesn't understand the science behind their actions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021210/sta_562207899.shtml
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Photo: Key Coalition rally

Lizette Stiehr of Chugiak speaks during a rally hosted by Key Coalition members on the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday. The Key Coalition is an advocacy group for people with disabilities.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-13/photo-key-coalition-rally
Local
The bug caught with a bicycle

...herself as a mostly "transportation cyclist."She later moved to Seattle and began working part-time for a bicycle advocacy group called Cascade Bicycle Club, spreading the word about the benefits of biking.Now, she's hoping Juneau will catch...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-01/bug-caught-bicycle
Local
Homeless advocacy group launches improved website

People who are homeless in Juneau can now access housing applications online, instead of picking one up at a physical location.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-29/homeless-advocacy-group-launches-improv
Local
Fairbanks mental health center to open in January

...between noon and 4 p.m."We're thrilled," said Cheris Haymond-Rotter, office manager for mental-health advocacy group NAMI of Fairbanks. "This is a very needed place for people to meet their friends and interact."The service will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-26/fairbanks-mental-health-center-open-jan
State
Judge says he broke ethics code with comments

...his relatives' children and entering a sexual relationship with one or more adult women.A representative of an advocacy group that filed one of seven pending complaints against the judge said the letter shows Baugh still has not taken ownership...

http://juneauempire.com/matthew-brown/2013-12-05/judge-says-he-broke-ethics-code
Colorado lawmaker resigns to avoid recall

...proved gun rights will not be trampled on without reaction," said Jonathan Lockwood, spokesman for the conservative advocacy group Compass Colorado, in a tweet shortly after Hudak's announcement.The senator didn't appear at a thank-you...

http://juneauempire.com/kristen-wyatt/2013-11-29/colorado-lawmaker-resigns-avoid
Group pushes fix for Interior mental health system

...when before they had a place to go," said Jeannette Grasto, president of NAMI of Fairbanks, a mental health advocacy group. "I think this is getting to the point as a community where we need to do something."Grasto said that with some...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-27/group-pushes-fix-interior-mental-health
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