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Some Indian sauces, black bean burgers recalled

...have been recalled by the company because they might contain peanut ingredients, according to a Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation news release.People who have a peanut allergy run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/some-indian-sauces-black-bean-burgers-r
Local
Increased cigarette tax to get public hearing

An expensive habit is likely to get more expensive. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly will hold a public hearing on an increase to the cigarette excise tax Feb. 2.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/%E2%80%A2-tax-pack-will-climb-1-3-%E2%8
Local
Statewide pesticide trainings offered

...The training will also be offered April 13-15 in the same communities.Extension agents and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation personnel will teach the classes.The state requires certification for anyone who acts as a pesticide...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-09/statewide-pesticide-trainings-offere
Outdoors
EPA steps in to finish cleanup of diesel fuel spill

ANCHORAGE - The government has taken over cleanup of 4,400 gallons of diesel fuel that spilled into a remote Alaska creek because the responsible company said it lacked enough insurance to finish the job.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/epa-steps-finish-cleanup-diesel-fuel-sp
State
Gov. doesn't support capitol move

...the state, mostly by executive branch departments, such as the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Conservation, according to the Juneau Economic Development Council's 2014 Economic Indicators report.A relatively...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-08/gov-doesnt-support-capitol-move
Local | AK legislature
Juneau delegation outlines priorities

...the House Finance Committee, Munoz will focus on the budgets of the state court system and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.She said she'll work to include an inmate videoconferencing program in the court system's budget...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-08/budget-anti-discrimination-capital-cree
Local | AK legislature
State closes DEC office in Bethel

BETHEL - The state has closed the Bethel office of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, citing budgetary issues and restructuring.The DEC's spill and response office in Bethel closed Dec. 31, just after the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-06/state-closes-dec-office-bethel
State
State launches program to track firewood moisture

...content of firewood sold in neighborhoods regularly polluted by wood smoke.Officials from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, including state air quality program manager Cindy Heil, met with woodcutters Thursday to explain the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/state-launches-program-track-firewood-m
State
Former Don Young challenger is new admin commissioner

After a month in office, Gov. Bill Walker is slowly but surely getting his cabinet together, adding two permanent commissioners this week.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-30/former-don-young-challenger-new-admin-c
Local | AK legislature
Testimony: Alaska air quality proposal falls short

...Despite a big, angry turnout last year at a hearing, just 11 people spoke Wednesday before the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.The agency is developing state regulations to deal with air quality, primarily from wood burning in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-05/testimony-alaska-air-quality-proposal-f
State

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