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Pole fire cuts power downtown

...of the capital city's core without electricity for several hours.About 6 p.m...would have allowed AEL&P to restore electricity to all but a handful of homes near the...and businesses. As of press time, electricity remained off in some areas of downtown...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-02/pole-fire-cuts-power-downtown
Local
USDA announces farm bill funding program

...to providing broadband to rural areas," said Jim Nordlund, the USDA Alaska state director. "Broadband is as vital as electricity was 80 years ago. Since 2009, USDA investments have delivered broadband service to 1.5 million households, businesses...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-02/usda-announces-farm-bill-funding-pr
Neighbors
My Turn: Munoz-Gruening Artist-in-Residence Program shines light on local artists

...from Gruening State Historical Park and must bring all of their own food and bedding. The cabin features a kitchen with electricity and potable water, but there is not reliable cellular network coverage.Each applicant had to conceive of a community workshop...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-02/mu%C3%B1oz-gruening-artist-residence-
Opinion
Finance Committee debates senior sales tax

...changes will restrict the tax exemption, limiting it to "essential purchases" only. These include food, heating fuel, electricity and CBJ water and wastewater utilities. The Finance Committee's proposal would also introduce a need-based program...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-31/finance-committee-debates-senior-sales-
Local
Finance Committee to talk tax exemptions

...limiting it to "essential purchases." Under this recommendation, the exemption will apply only to food, heating fuel, electricity and CBJ water and wastewater utilities.The recommendation also includes adding a need-based qualifying income level...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/finance-committee-talk-tax-exemptions
Local
Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems

...eventually be run by African governments or businesses, including his Feed The Future food security program and Power Africa electricity initiative.___Associated Press writer Darlene Superville contributed to this report._Follow Julie Pace at http...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/obama-delivers-frank-words-about-afri
Not For Web
South getting first big wind farm soon

...generate about 204 megawatts, or enough electricity to power about 60,000 homes.It would...Right now, there's not a spark of electricity generated from wind in nine states across...already looking to invest.And with the electricity system in the region undergoing a period...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-13/south-getting-first-big-wind-farm-soo
Not For Web
Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

...programs in the U.S., Australia, China, Brazil, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.Cars, trucks and trains can run on electricity, natural gas, or perhaps even hydrogen someday to meet emissions rules. But lifting a few hundred people, suitcases and...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-07-21/why-airlines-keep-pushing-biofuels-t
Regional News
Two women born in 1800s still alive

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s.The...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/two-women-born-1800s-still-alive
Not For Web
Study calls Skagway-Yukon electrical link financially feasible

...riverside hydroelectric plants produce more electricity than the province needs in the summer...Power and Telephone, which provides electricity in Skagway.He was traveling Monday...are large enough that it could send electricity north to the Yukon during months when...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/study-calls-skagway-yukon-electrical-li
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