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Health consortium closes medical training unit

...emergency medical training program.The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported that the closure ends three decades of training in first aid, CPR and emergency medical services.Consortium spokeswoman Stacy Smith says the program had been funded by grants. After...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/health-consortium-closes-medical-traini
State
Traveling shoeboxes spread the holiday love

...University of Alaska Southeast student, went on a mission trip to Guatamala while she was in high school to build houses and aid medical staff in small villages. She was surprised by how much the experience affected her and she grew a heart for the mission...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-16/traveling-shoeboxes-spread-holiday-
Neighbors
Verizon's HopeLine helps Alaska DV victims

Along with another option for cellular service, Verizon Wireless has brought its commitment to aid victims of domestic violence to Alaska. Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies announced it was awarded a $3,000 grant...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/verizons-hopeline-helps-alaska-dv-victi
Local
Lynn Canal Highway is almost paid for

...Currently, $202 million is available through a mix of federal and state appropriations. The current state match for federal aid dollars is 10 percent. The 90 percent federal match for the $574 million project is $516 million, which leaves $57 million...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-07/lynn-canal-highway-almost-paid
Letters
On the Trails: How to be an herbivore

...yuck' at the thought of coprophagy, think about this: Ambergris is a waxy material excreted by sperm whales, possibly to aid the gut passage of squid beaks, which are hard and sharp, and might rip up the gut membranes (but other squid-eating whales...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-07/trails-how-be-herbivore
Outdoors
My Turn: The U.S. needs engaged leadership

...serious threat of ISIS. I support the current airstrikes and I would have voted in favor of the continuing resolution offering aid to the Syrian rebels already opposing ISIS. But these preliminary efforts do not constitute a comprehensive, cohesive strategy...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-08/my-turn-us-needs-engaged-leadership
Opinion
Juneau Lions recycle for sight

...It isn't automatic and they do have to be disqualified for aid through several other programs first, and then qualify through our criteria before being approved for financial aid. We are their last stop. The Juneau Lions Club meets every first...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-19/juneau-lions-recycle-sight
Neighbors
Juneau students dropped from RALLY program

...caregiver must be staffed for every 14 kindergartners and every 18 school-aged children.At least one caregiver with CPR and First Aid training must be available at all times in a licensed care center. Childcare licenses are required if four children or more...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-21/juneau-students-dropped-rally-program
Local
Council awards community-based prevention grants

...strategies that are already successfully in place."The following community programs were awarded grants: Abused Women's Aid in Crisis in Anchorage will receive $157,772 to expand the Green Dot Alaska program it is implementing to include a new project...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-12/council-awards-community-based-prev
Neighbors
Alaska at low risk for infection

...state's epidemiology division have been on calls with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other states to aid in planning and ensuring accurate information is getting out. The division also plans to provide updated Ebola information on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-17/alaska-low-risk-infection
State

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