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New ad buys in Senate race

...But critics said it would have given the commissioner too much power and raised concerns that it would limit public participation in the permitting process.The bill passed the state House in 2013 before stalling in the Senate, where efforts...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/new-ad-buys-senate-race
State
National survey reveals trends in public participation in the arts

Initial results from a survey on public participation in the arts conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts were recently released by the NEA, offering an overview of current...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-17/national-survey-reveals-trends-public-par
Art
Room for public participation in interchange design

...environmental considerations, public participation and right-of-way acquisition...environmental documents and public participation, and construction can begin...also a need for extensive public participation in the design of the interchanges...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061701/Ope_Interchange.html
Opinion
Poll finds most Alaskans ignorant of pending permitting change

...Bill 77 is designed to allow government officials to issue development permits more quickly by taking away some public participation opportunities from Alaskans." After hearing that description, 10 percent said they support the bill and 68 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/poll-finds-most-alaskans-ignorant-pendi
State | AK legislature
Gas line, permitting bills things to watch this week

...there was misunderstanding about the public comment portion. He said the administration was not trying to limit public participation but rather was trying to get people involved in the process early so their concerns could be addressed. He said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-10/gas-line-permitting-bills-things-watch-
State | AK legislature
Abundant opportunities for AFF participation

The Alaska Folk Festival offers a range of opportunities for public participation outside of attending concerts at Centennial Hall -- from dancing at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center to taking a festival workshop...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-10/abundant-opportunities-aff-participation
Art
Volunteers sought for Maritime Security Exercise

The City and Borough of Juneau is looking for volunteers, as well as public participation for an upcoming Area Maritime Security Exercise, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-28/volunteers-sought-maritime-security-
Outdoors
Anchorage Assembly to explore fluoride debate

...removing fluoride from our water system," Flynn said. "They show up at Assembly meetings and speak during the public participation at the end of the agenda."The measure also notes that the Assembly has considered both sides of a long-running...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-11/anchorage-assembly-explore-fluoride-deb
State
Senator wants further review of permitting bill

...Natural Resources has been listening to Alaskans concerned about the bill. She also said Parnell "appreciates the public participation and looks forward to working with the Legislature to address those concerns."Micciche said during his community...

http://juneauempire.com/becky-bohrer/2014-01-17/senator-wants-further-review-per
Transit workshop fosters ideas for change

...Planner Ben Lyman.Lyman noted that the system, as it currently operates, is maxed out, and that the continued public participation is forging the necessary foundations for future improvements."They're the vision for the future," Lyman...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-07/transit-workshop-fosters-ideas-change
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