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Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

...consider the consequences of marijuana legalization, including whether it might jeopardize federal aid for health care, fire services or housing, said Councilman Brad Marshall.Some tribes said they would first consider regulating cannabis for medical...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-01/tribes-around-us-gather-discuss-legal-m
State
Short-handed CCFR recruits volunteer firefighters

...hands-on drills and to pass a written exam administered by the Alaska Fire Standards Council to obtain a International Fire Service Congress certificate.Eight participants have graduated the CCFR Training Academy each of the past three years. This...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-10/short-handed-ccfr-recruits-volunteer-fi
Local
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

...rules that normally slow things down.HCR 32SUSPEND UNIFORM RULESFOR SB 157We're running out of time to talk about fire service areas, so we're going to ignore the rules that normally slow things down.HCR 34SUSPEND UNIFORM RULESFOR SB 99We're...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-07/28th-alaska-legislature-plain-english
State
Volunteer dep't moves into new building

...Mark Beals expects to take several years to get the entire facility finished. He says that decreased revenue for the fire service area combined with tightening borough and state budgets spells delays in putting the final touches on the facility...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-19/volunteer-dept-moves-new-building
State
As rain soaks Alaska, state's wildland firefighters head south

...on assignment in the Northwest Territories and is expected to return to Alaska the middle of next week.The Alaska Fire Service has also let resources head south in response to increased fire activity in the Lower 48. The Midnight Sun and Chena...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-18/rain-soaks-alaska-states-wildland-fi
Outdoors
100 Alaska firefighters to help in California

...48 to battle wildfires.Five crews will depart Tuesday morning for California, KTVA reported. These include Alaska Fire Service crews from St. Michael, Mountain Village, Selawik and Pilot Station. An Alaska Division of Forestry crew from Upper...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-13/100-alaska-firefighters-help-california
State
Wettest summer on record in Fairbanks

...Though much has been made of this year's El Nino, a cycle of warm ocean currents in the south Pacific, Alaska Fire Service meteorologist Sharon Alden said its effect on Alaska is relatively small, especially in summer months.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-01/wettest-summer-record-fairbanks
State
More than a million acres burn for first time since 2010

...went forward with live-fire exercises that are believed to have started the fire despite warnings from the Alaska Fire Service that the drills should have been postponed due to high fire danger conditions.Through Aug. 30, Fairbanks - in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-09/more-million-acres-burn-first-time-2010
State
Hot and very dry weather spreads interior Alaska fires

...FAIRBANKS - Mother Nature is not being kind to firefighters trying to control wildfires in interior Alaska.The Alaska Fire Service says hot and dry conditions continue to elevate the fire danger in the central and eastern Interior with "record-setting...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-08-16/hot-and-very-dry-weather-spreads-interior-ala
Cats alert owners to burning home then perish

...a running start and jumped," his wife said "He had to leap through the fire to get out."Two Rivers is not in a fire service area, but Cheryl Meierotto said there was little a fire department could have done to save the cabin since it burned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-23/cats-alert-owners-burning-home-then-per
State

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