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My Turn: It's not clean water advocates who missed the boat on cruise ship dumping

...for Alaska's currently underfunded public works departments or the citizens required to shoulder the cost. For Alaskans, flushing our toilets is not considered a luxury. Cruise ship owners face a different decision, whether or not to maximize profits...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-its-not-clean-water-advocates
Opinion
JPD installs box for unwanted pills

...Rather than leaving such medicine in a bathroom cabinet or flushing pills down the toilet, JPD Lt. Sell said "people can just...city's solid waste coordinator, encouraged people to stop flushing pills down the toilet, which he said is bad for the environment...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-10/jpd-installs-box-unwanted-pills
Local
Williams wins to secure Serena Slam

...Maybe a little after that, I started thinking about New York."On to the next one. When the U.S. Open begins at Flushing Meadows in August, Williams will pursue pretty much the only accolade to elude her so far: a calendar-year Grand Slam...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-12/williams-wins-secure-serena-slam
Sports
Alaska Science Forum: The northern boreal bird nursery

...looking for meteorites is a lot like searching for bird nests. We find none of the former but a few dozen of the latter.Flushing a bird from a nest is an unexpected, pleasant event. We always stop, happy for the break from squinting at the ground...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-06-19/alaska-science-forum-northern-boreal
Outdoors
CBJ: Crews to begin 'flushing' local water system Monday

...People just don't want to drink water when it looks a little cloudy and has a rust-colored tint to it."The rough flushing schedule is for work to begin in downtown, progress toward Bartlett Regional Hospital, cross the Gastineau Channel to Douglas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-26/cbj-crews-begin-flushing-local-water-sy
Local
CBJ: Crews to begin 'flushing' local water system Monday

...cold water, preferably in the bathtub, after work crews leave their area in order to clear any discoloration.The rough flushing schedule is for work to begin in downtown, progress toward Bartlett Regional Hospital, cross the Gastineau Channel to Douglas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-25/water-system-be-flushed-monday
Local
Bigger boats allowed on Auke Lake

...length limit on vessels in Auke Lake and forbid flushing of motors in the lake.Assembly members discussed...addressed the Assembly against restricting motor flushing at the lake. He said he's been flushing his jet boat's motor at Auke Lake since...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-08/bigger-boats-allowed-auke-lake
Local
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge center to open in March

...delayed by a procedure to flush the building's air. The flushing is necessary for the building to earn a certification under...Indoor environmental quality points are earned with the ongoing flushing of the building and the use of low-VOC materials. When its...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/kenai-national-wildlife-refuge-center-o
State
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...services: police, firefighting, roads and water and sewer. The city's overall goal, she said, is "to keep the toilets flushing."Kodiak isn't the only community that makes a big effort to lobby legislators. Unalaska hosts a reception like Kodiak's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
Local water system to undergo work

JUNEAU - City and Borough of Juneau Water Utility officials will be flushing the local water distribution system beginning Monday, March 15. Work is scheduled to begin downtown, followed by Douglas, then...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030510/out_571150719.shtml
Outdoors

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