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Low turnout 'a matter of education'

...municipal election, Barr, who works as library director for the city, helped found Juneau Votes, a nonpartisan and nonprofit group with the mission to eradicate apathy and push people to the polls.The group launched an information campaign, held...
Oregon gears up for recreational pot sales

...and the patients will be left without their medicine," said Anthony Taylor, president of Compassionate Oregon, a nonprofit group that advocates for the patients. Prices for medical marijuana might also increase, if demand outgrows supply, he...
Nation and World
Pretty Paris' dirty secret: Pollution

...fallen slightly but about 70 percent still use diesel, according to a French Senate report. An environment ranking by nonprofit group Soot-Free Cities lists Paris last among 23 European cities on measures including emissions and sustainable transport...
Nation and World
Police shooting, protests put Ferguson back on edge

...worried," said Sandy Sansevere, a retired health care worker who volunteers at the retail store operated by the nonprofit group I Love Ferguson, which was formed after Brown's death to promote the community. "What scares me are the guns...
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Festival Fairbanks removes state flags from bridge

...put up and is maintained by Festival Fairbanks, a nonprofit community development organization.Julie Jones, the nonprofit group's executive director, said the organization elected to take the flags down because the wear and tear they had sustained...
My Turn: New trade pact gives corporations power to define laws

...the laws that stand or fall.? Bob Shavelson is the Executive Director of Cook Inletkeeper, a community-based nonprofit group dedicated to clean water, healthy salmon and a vibrant democracy in Alaska.
Upcoming Navy exercises prompt protest

...mercury, lead and cyanide, said Emily Stolarcyk, program manager for the Eyak Preservation Council. The local nonprofit group protested the drills by surrounding the fuel dock in the town of Cordova with their boats on Saturday.The exercises...
Celebrate with us, Juneau

...founded Juneau Appreciation Day a couple of years ago as a fundraiser for the Juneau Raptor Center, the volunteer nonprofit group that rehabilitates injured eagles, owls and other birds."It is our effort to provide financial support for the...
Patients' medical records under threat

...believe hackers in China may be behind both attacks, Gallagher said.She said cybersecurity is among key topics at her nonprofit group's annual meeting this week in Chicago. Members include doctors, hospitals, health plans and sellers of electronic...
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Former head of nonprofit group pleads guilty to theft

ANCHORAGE - The former CEO of an Anchorage substance abuse and education advocacy group pleaded guilty to stealing more than $34,000 from the organization. Anna Sappah pleaded guilty Monday to one count of misappropriation of property.


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