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Massive blazes across dry West drain firefighting resources

...there are not enough civilian firefighting teams, thanks to a 1975 agreement between the Defense, Interior and Agriculture departments.The help can be crucial in particularly active years like this one, when the center's firefighting teams...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/massive-blazes-across-dry-west-drain-
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House GOP: Use disaster fund for wildfires

...Bishop said the bill should garner broad support. But Robert Bonnie, who oversees natural resource issues at the Agriculture Department, which houses the Forest Service, indicated the GOP has more work to do to win over the administration.He...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-09/house-gop-use-disaster-fund-wildfires
State
Southeast AK village sues over nonrural status

...independence of Saxman.The lawsuit was filed against officials of the subsistence board and U.S. Interior and Agriculture departments. The defendants named in the complaint are Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and Agriculture Secretary and subsistence...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-05/southeast-ak-village-sues-over-nonrural
State
Southeast Alaska village sues over nonrural status

...independence of Saxman.The lawsuit was filed against officials of the subsistence board and U.S. Interior and Agriculture departments. The defendants named in the complaint are Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Agriculture Secretary and subsistence...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/southeast-alaska-village-sues-over-nonr
State
First lady to host 3rd kids' recipe challenge

...territories are invited to submit an original recipe for a healthy, affordable and tasty lunch. Recipes must follow Agriculture Department guidelines for a healthful meal and fruits and vegetables must make up about half of the plate or recipe.Recipes...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-08/first-lady-host-3rd-kids-recipe-cha
Neighbors
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

...other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.In a new report, the Agriculture Department said staffing for fighting fires has more than doubled since 1998. Meanwhile, the number of workers who manage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/report-firefighting-costs-eroding-conse
State
Border security overkill

...on all public lands within 100 miles of the border (land currently under the jurisdiction of the Interior or Agriculture departments, a great deal of which is leased to ranchers and farmers).This legislation - ostensibly for national security...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-19/border-security-overkill
Opinion
Anchorage schools try out healthy meals on kids

...whole-grain bun, a side of black bean, garbanzo and kidney bean salad and canned pineapples.The meal fulfills agriculture department guidelines calling for schools to offer beans or legumes at least once a week and fruit.(The district provides...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-11-18/anchorage-schools-try-out-healthy-mea
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Land sales off the table

...the congressmen, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., had been holding up all nominations to the Interior and Agriculture departments due to his opposition to the land sales. He announced last week that he would lift his hold on the nominations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081606/loc_20060816014.shtml
News
Biologists test for bird flu in Alaska

...million birds, mostly poultry, have been destroyed to contain the disease. The Fish and Wildlife Service and the Agriculture Department have been testing bird samples since April, concentrating on Alaska where the first sign of the highly pathogenic...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083006/sta_20060830007.shtml
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