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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
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
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
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
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
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
Spending cuts shadow Obama meeting with tribes

...cliff to the summit.Eight Cabinet members, led by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, addressed the leaders and other agency officials met with tribe leaders in closed meetings in a mid-day break.The gathering "should send a loud and clear message...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-06/spending-cuts-shadow-obama-meeting-trib
State
Innovation Summit: compete and cooperate for success

...Economic Development Council's 2013 Innovation Summit was a venue for industry groups to engage with policy makers and agency officials on certain key issues. And it does more than that, Brian Holst, executive director of JEDC, said; it allows...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-02-26/innovation-summit-compete-and-cooperate
Local
Neighbors Digest

...fires. The Firewise Program will host a communitywide workshop at 5 p.m., May 25 at the downtown library. Local agency officials from the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, United States Forest Service and Capital City Fire and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051706/nei_20060517005.shtml
Neighbors

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