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Mother duck, brood waddle in school on trek to home

...students herded them from their courtyard nest to a nearby creek.It's a tradition for Tracy Larsen, who teaches family consumer sciences at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Billings.She says each spring, a mother duck settles in the school's courtyard...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-03/mother-duck-brood-waddle-school-tre
Neighbors
Assembly raises sales tax cap to $12,000

...response to recent budget deficits. The ordinance also calls for the cap to be adjusted every two years in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, as measured in Anchorage. Currently single purchases of an item or service are taxed by the city up to the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/assembly-raises-sales-tax-cap-12000
Local
Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

...a percentage of total cost applied to tobacco products. The taxes would be paid by distributors, but typically shift to consumers through price increases.The borough tried to levy a similar tax in 2010. It was estimated then that a $1 per pack and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/ketchikan-lawmakers-push-island-wide-to
State
California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...produce gasoline and other fuels, prompting predictions that consumers will see a spike in prices to cover the costs.Brown's...gases to 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.Business and consumers groups expressed concern about the impact to low-income...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/california-ramps-efforts-cut-emission
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Noting a slower economy, Fed no closer to a rate hike

...gains above 200,000. Gauges of manufacturing, housing and consumer spending of late have also been weak to modest.The Fed's...in oil and gasoline prices had been expected to help boost consumer spending. So far, it hasn't. The economic impact has been...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/noting-slower-economy-fed-no-closer-r
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GCI to waive fees for telephone calls to Nepal

...touch with their loved ones who may be in Nepal during this time of crisis," GCI Senior Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Services Paul Landes said.Alaskans may have connections through family or through a shared passion for climbing or enjoyment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/gci-waive-fees-telephone-calls-nepal
Local
Montgomery Burns strikes again!

...That is why I finally moved away.Alaska Electric Light and Power does not want competition. Competition ALWAYS causes consumer prices to be lower. Lower prices means less profits for AEL&P, plain and simple. Norman Rokeburg is a slimy ex-legislator...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-23/montgomery-burns-strikes-again
Letters
Ketchikan-area lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

...a percentage of total cost applied to tobacco products. The taxes would be paid by distributors, but typically shift to consumers through price increases.The borough tried to levy a similar tax in 2010. It was estimated then that a $1 per pack and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/ketchikan-area-lawmakers-push-island-wi
State
Airlines soar to record profits

...the U.S. government granted them immunity from antitrust laws."The airlines see significant benefit from that. For the consumer, the jury is out," said Bob Mann, a consultant and former American Airlines executive. He said airlines also have become...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-26/airlines-soar-record-profits
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Panel: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

...passengers to evacuate after a crash.A consumer advisory group set up by the Department...government regulators.Charlie Leocha, the consumer representative on the committee, said...told the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection.Before any new jet is allowed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/panel-could-cramped-airline-seats-be-
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