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My turn: Mine development in British Columbia raises concerns

...could not have detected the glacial silt layer; however, they did identify a plethora of issues related to poor design and maintenance of the dam. These went unaddressed by Imperial Metals.Bennett has the audacity to claim Alaskans are "not right" in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-29/my-turn-mine-development-british-colu
Opinion
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...revenue sharing programs and allowed towns to shift money from fuel payments to things like police, firefighting and road maintenance.By 2008, oil prices not only rebounded but soared to $147 per barrel. The state was again collecting a flood of revenue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
Senate panel moves bill addressing school construction debt

...Currently, the state is responsible for reimbursing municipalities for a portion of their payments for school construction and maintenance debt.The bill would give the state a five-year break from paying off new bonds, and then reduce the amount the amount...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/senate-panel-moves-bill-addressing-scho
State
Bill would halt Marie Drake renovation

...schools, the renovation of existing ones or perform major maintenance.Currently, the state reimburses cities up to 70 percent...River Community School, which has racked up 144 deferred maintenance items. Fixing them all would cost an estimated $22 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/bill-would-halt-marie-drake-renovation
State | Local | AK legislature
Senate panel moves bill addressing school construction debt

...Currently, the state is responsible for reimbursing municipalities for a portion of their payments for school construction and maintenance debt.The bill would give the state a five-year break from paying off new bonds, and then reduce the amount the amount...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/senate-panel-moves-bill-addressing-scho
State
City settles issue of unwanted road

...right-of-ways, it is technically public property, but not a city street.The city has never maintained responsibility for either maintenance or snow removal on the street mainly because of the lack of proper ditches for the snow and the "crowded and tight" nature...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/city-settles-issue-unwanted-road
Local
Assembly Meeting wrap-up: Giant whale statue to arrive in summer

...Committee member Kate Troll asked if the sales tax money could have been used for other city spending, such as schools or pool maintenance. Watt said it could have, but other CBJ funding such as marine passenger fees is fixed and can't be used elsewhere...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-24/giant-whale-statue-arrive-summer
Local
Kennicott repairs, upgrades put state ferry back on line

...shipyard every year, and we spend a certain amount of state capital dollars for our certifications, our inspections and minor maintenance," Falvey said.Both Falvey and Atwood complimented the work Vigor Alaska and local companies did on the Kennicott, along...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/kennicott-repairs-upgrades-put-state-fe
State
Juneau Road loses funding but not dead yet

...But Walker said he's concerned about the long-term maintenance costs of the Road, which the state is on the hook for...to continue," Walker said. "We have to look at cost of maintenance as well... if we're going to be in this for the long...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/juneau-road-loses-funding-not-dead-yet
State | Local | AK legislature
Kenai applies to build road leading to mouth of Kenai River

...vehicles can bog down in soft sand and clay, according to the city, and the new road would provide access for emergency and maintenance vehicles.The proposed road would go around Yeoman's property. An alternative route would avoid the wetland and put the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-10/kenai-applies-build-road-leading-mouth-
State

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