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Tobacco tax, poor policy

...Juneau Assembly's plan to increase its excise taxes on tobacco products is misguided and should be a concern to our community's residents...just to stay afloat.Increasing burdensome taxes on tobacco products can lead to unexpected consequences, such as increased illicit...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-25/tobacco-tax-poor-policy
Letters
Authorities investigate suspicious Wharf fires

...said all the fires took place in the evening between 6 p.m. and midnight, and they all started with someone lighting paper products on fire in the trash can."We have no idea why she would be doing it," Glidmann said. "But we'd really like her to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/authorities-investigate-suspicious-whar
Local
Age appropriate?

...was naming off Sudafed and all these other things and going into detail about how to extract the chemicals from these other products and stuff," Duncan said, "and she was very knowledgeable on what went into crystal meth."The mother learned that her...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-23/age-appropriate
Local
Healthy habits or burning freedoms?

...ban on tobacco and tobacco-related products. The ban, covering all University of...also prohibit other tobacco-related products.The proposed ban across all UA campuses...smokeless tobacco and tobacco-containing products, along with cigars and cigarettes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/healthy-habits-or-burning-freedoms
Local
Proposed air quality rules released

...In areas with chronically bad air, such as Fairbanks and North Pole, the regulations call for using dry wood, wood pellet products, manufacture-approved biomass fuels and manufacturer-recommended starter fuels for October through March, the Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/proposed-air-quality-rules-released
State
Slack Tide: There's more to Thanksgiving than football and antacid

...military-industrial bakery complex. I don't know about you, but I'd sooner shoot strychnine than eat their evil, conformist wheat products. Ahem. Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and the second Monday...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-22/slack-tide-theres-more-thanksgiving
Neighbors
Assembly silent on pot shops

...months of regulations- and rule-making, as legislators fill holes in the law. For example, he said, edible marijuana products sold in stores should be packaged in child-resistant containers."The initiative is silent on it," Kiehl said. "Once...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-21/assembly-silent-pot-shops
Local
My Turn: Advertising and the art of truth

...course, Franklin's work was limited to print and he had little competition among the trade. Since then, the explosion of products and services found in the marketplace have built it into a prominent industry. The evolutionary advances of communication...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-21/my-turn-advertising-and-art-truth
Opinion
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...The sales tax on tobacco and tobacco-related products was approved by voters in 1990 and has seen two...cigarettes and 45 percent on tobacco-related products. Tobacco-related products include any item containing nicotine, such as...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/local-cost-smoking-may-float-higher
Local
Coffee, rum cakes and Russian pastries

...downtown Juneau. "This year, we wanted to focus on local products and something that feels right for wintery celebrations...the ability to live more comfortably and take pride in their products. I think the Glory Hole is also working to improve people's...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-09/coffee-rum-cakes-and-russian-pastri
Neighbors

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