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My Turn: Economic freedom: A magic pill we shouldn't swallow

...polluter in the U.S. For example, their subsidiary Koch's Petroleum Group paid $20 million in fines after it released huge amounts of cancer-causing benzene from a Texas refinery. That was a settlement in which they pleaded guilty to falsifying documents...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-27/my-turn-economic-freedom-magic-pill-w
Opinion
Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

...world needs to drastically reduce the amount of fossil fuels it is burning in order...Russia are thought to have about the same amount of crude oil - 35 billion barrels. That's...sales of drilling rights, extending the amount of time drillers are allowed to work each...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/oil-council-shale-wont-last-arctic-dril
State
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...fall projected unrestricted general fund revenues of $2.2 billion for the upcoming fiscal year. To limit spending to that amount, the state would have to cut $1 billion from programs like Medicaid, education, debt service, retirement system payments...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/finance-director-paints-sobering-budget
State | AK legislature
Air Force official touts Eielson assets at scoping meeting

...Residents near the base 26 miles south of Fairbanks would see changes, he said."There's an increased frequency in the amount of flights. There's also going to be increased utilization in the airspace. You can see the airspace is relatively large...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/air-force-official-touts-eielson-assets
State
Senate to consider latest version of marijuana bill

...recreational use and possession of marijuana is legal for adults 21 and older. It sets out the crimes for possession of larger amounts of marijuana and would prohibit a commercial or retail marijuana industry in the state's unorganized borough outside of municipalities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/senate-consider-latest-version-marijuan
State | AK legislature
Ferries dealt another blow in Senate subcommittee

...decide how to budget their money, so results may vary."Instead of eliminating the use of a road, it's going to reduce the amount of effort the department can put forward in maintaining those assets," he said. "If we have a severe winter, it might be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/ferries-dealt-another-blow-senate-subco
State | AK legislature
Sullivan meets with Canadian ambassador on mine issue

...Canadian copper and gold mine's tailings pond caused huge amounts of mining waste to flow into adjacent salmon-supporting river...state under President George W. Bush, Sullivan "spent a fair amount of time in Canada on these issues," he said. He worked on...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/sullivan-meets-canadian-ambassador-mine
Local | AK legislature
Senate panel moves bill addressing school construction debt

...maintenance debt.The bill would give the state a five-year break from paying off new bonds, and then reduce the amount the amount the state reimburses for new projects beginning in 2020.Laura Pierre, an aide to committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/senate-panel-moves-bill-addressing-scho
State
Senate panel moves bill addressing school construction debt

...maintenance debt.The bill would give the state a five-year break from paying off new bonds, and then reduce the amount the amount the state reimburses for new projects beginning in 2020.Laura Pierre, an aide to committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/senate-panel-moves-bill-addressing-scho
State
New trash baler to revamp recycling

...could process. Our goal is to preserve the capacity of the landfill."The new baler will be capable of handling twice the amount of recycled material as the current machine, which is falling apart from age.CBJ Solid Waste Coordinator Jim Penor hopes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-24/new-trash-baler-revamp-recycling
Local

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