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New censorship study reveals what Beijing really fears

...found that most Internet companies censor posts by curating sets of sensitive keywords (provided by government agencies, officials and common sense), which are fed into software that matches them to actual usage. Posts which don't trip the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/new-censorship-study-reveals-what-bei
Opinion
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

Big changes are coming for the Tongass National Forest. Agency officials should seize the opportunity to make a clean break with their turbulent past, and do this as quickly as possible. Much good will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
Concerns rise over new Coast Guard rules

...Coast Guard says it is simply restating its position and clarifying existing law, not creating new regulations. Agency officials say they want to make clear to the public which existing regulations take precedence over state and local law...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-16/concerns-rise-over-new-coast-guard-rule
State
Geraghty pushes back on EPA process over Pebble

...Act to protect the region's world-premiere sockeye salmon fishery from large-scale mining.In a letter to agency officials that day, Geraghty called the EPA's actions premature and said they prevent the state - the majority landowner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-06/geraghty-pushes-back-epa-process-over-p
State | AK legislature
State appeals Interior denial of ANWR plan

...will not yet say if they will legally contest an adverse decision.In a statement, Parnell said he believes senior agency officials will see things that way the state sees them."I am confident the director will take a hard look at the (regional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-31/state-appeals-interior-denial-anwr-plan
State
Love of sport, not money, draws Iditarod mushers

...The Washington Post reported at the time that the recruitment plans were abandoned under pressure from PETA, but an agency official said the TSA wanted to ensure taxpayer money was being used wisely.Mushers and race supporters say the race celebrates...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-03-07/love-sport-not-money-draws-iditarod-mu
Sports
Defense report: Post-bin Laden raid security lapse

...SEALs raid, with Boal in attendance. The report did not say whether Panetta knew Boal was present. But the former agency official, who was present at the ceremony, said Wednesday that Panetta did not know Boal was in the audience and assumed...

http://juneauempire.com/robert-burns/2013-06-06/defense-report-post-bin-laden-ra
No more trans fat: FDA banning the infamous artery-clogger

...declined over the last two decades in the United States, current intake remains a significant public health concern."Agency officials say they have been working on trans fat issues for around 15 years and have been collecting data to justify a possible...

http://juneauempire.com/mary-clare-jalonick/2013-11-08/no-more-trans-fat-fda-ban
Officials search for bear that was hit by car

...Saturday. "I think the Fish and Game folks spent some time trying to find it and never did."Police and the other agency officials responded to the incident near Spring Way, which is across from Black Bear Road off Loop Road, around 4:50 p...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-26/officials-search-bear-was-hit-car
Local
Grant Aviation begins service to Akutan airport

...concerns by the U.S. Postal Service about having to pay additional costs to transport mail by hovercraft and that agency officials were never consulted in the construction of the airport."Thus, we do not understand how the bill for difficulties...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-02/grant-aviation-begins-service-akutan-ai
State

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