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City slashes funding requests

...snow-clearing machines capable of handling narrow sidewalks."We don't want children in the streets," Deputy Mayor Mary Becker said.She referenced a need for all city sidewalks to be clear of snow and ice to protect children and community members...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-18/city-slashes-funding-requests
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Seniors prepare for tax exemption cuts

...seniors should continue to receive exemptions on necessities including food, electricity and fuel. Committee chairwoman Mary Becker said she could not imagine not including electricity and heat as necessities because otherwise it would be too large...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/seniors-prepare-tax-exemption-cuts
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Daycare zoning code may change

...itself is already equipped with a small kitchen area and a large space ideal for a circular parking lot.Deputy Mayor Mary Becker said she was glad to see the issue addressed, especially because two local daycare centers recently closed. Puddle...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-10/daycare-zoning-code-may-change
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City officials launch daycare reform

...at a cost-effective capacity.Kako-Gehring met with Sen. Dennis Egan, Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl, Deputy Mayor Mary Becker and Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, on Tuesday to brainstorm revisions to the limit on the number of children allowed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-23/city-officials-launch-daycare-reform
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Assembly silent on pot shops

...don't know what would come before the Assembly," she said in an email.Mayor Merrill Sanford and Assemblymembers Mary Becker, Debbie White and Jerry Nankervis did not respond to an emailed request for comment on this issue.With the 29th Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/assembly-silent-pot-shops
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Local cost of smoking may float higher

...tax hike in 2009. Juneau's annual tobacco revenue has decreased by 4 percent during the same time. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker inquired about other Alaskan communities that have raised tobacco sales taxes recently. Cox responded that Petersburg...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/local-cost-smoking-may-float-higher
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Tall Timbers granted right to appeal

...Timbers, which ultimately was approved by the Assembly. "Do you think this is something we should do?" Deputy Mayor Mary Becker asked Mead. Mead said she didn't see any reason to reject the appeal process.Assemblyman Jerry Nankervis was appointed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-11/tall-timbers-granted-right-appeal
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Photos: International Thanksgiving

Seventh and eighth grade students are applauded by Mayor Merrill Sanford and Deputy Mayor Mary Becker for their volunteer efforts in the community during a stop to the classes' International Thanksgiving Feast at Dzantik'i Heeni...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-27/photos-international-thanksgiving
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Most seniors support equal taxes

...discriminate against the senior community and that "everybody truly recognizes their contributions." Assembly member Mary Becker said the idea of eliminating sales exemptions across the board had been eliminated from the agenda and no final decisions...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-24/most-seniors-support-equal-taxes
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Assembly not keen on sludge disposal proposals

...comprehensive waste management solution, which the Assembly has asked for "for a number of years."Committee chairwoman Mary Becker asked Elfers and Stoughtenger to go back and look at more possible solutions to the biosolids problem before bringing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/assembly-not-keen-sludge-disposal-propo
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