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Federal government to bring indoor plumbing to remote village

...receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Alaska's $12.6 million share of the funding on Thursday at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/federal-government-bring-indoor-plumbin
State
Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

...receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Alaska's $12.6 million share of the funding on Thursday at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/feds-bring-indoor-plumbing-alaska-villa
State
Visions of a quick switch

...the greatest potential of being able to transition more quickly."Geos Institute submitted a letter to US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack supporting a quick transition from old-growth to young-growth logging. The letter...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-28/visions-quick-switch
Local
Fairbanks among costliest cities to raise a child

...NerdWallet, a San Francisco-based financial analysis company that took nationwide figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and adjusted them for the cost of living in 288 indexed cities. The USDA also factors in inflation in the average...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/fairbanks-among-costliest-cities-raise-
State
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

...to conserve the Tongass while securing jobs and opportunities for the people and communities that depend upon it.? Robert Bonnie is the undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, United States Department of Agriculture.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-alaska-turns-young-growth-for
Opinion
Southeast AK village sues over nonrural status

...Department of Interior spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw said Monday her agency does not comment on ongoing lawsuits. Department of Agriculture spokesman Cullen Schwarz said his agency also would not comment for the same reason.The plaintiffs say Saxman...

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

...Department of Interior spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw said Monday her agency does not comment on ongoing lawsuits. Department of Agriculture spokesman Cullen Schwarz said his agency also would not comment for the same reason.The plaintiffs say Saxman...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-04/southeast-alaska-village-sues-over-nonr
State
USDA to buy $13M in Alaska salmon

Millions of Americans in need will receive canned Alaska salmon through a deal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The sale will also relieve Alaska's seafood industry of some market pressure.The USDA announced Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-03/usda-buy-13m-alaska-salmon
Local
Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

...11-member panel will review a split decision rendered by a three-judge panel in March, which said the U.S. Department of Agriculture had legitimate grounds in 2003 to temporarily exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule.Earthjustice attorney...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/court-agrees-review-roadless-rule
State
Letter to the Editor: Bad assumptions make bad decisions on timber

The Department of Agriculture's undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment recently...due to recent road closures by the Forest Service. If the Department of Agriculture wants to help the economy of Southeast Alaska, it needs only...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-28/letter-editor-bad-assumptions-make-ba
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