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My Turn: It's not clean water advocates who missed the boat on cruise ship dumping

...a worthy long-term goal to shoot for, its price would be prohibitive for Alaska's currently underfunded public works departments or the citizens required to shoulder the cost. For Alaskans, flushing our toilets is not considered a luxury...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-its-not-clean-water-advocates
Opinion
Found blue in bed, man gives thanks to those who saved his life

...I called 911."Tom said he's had "lots of years" of CPR training and certifications for his job with the Public Works Department of the City and Borough of Juneau, but he had never performed CPR on a real person."It just kicked in," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-22/found-blue-bed-man-gives-thanks-those-w
Local
The road less traveled turns to gravel

...city only takes on maintenance responsibilities such as snow plowing if city road standards are met and if the Public Works department deems the street public, Palmer said.Another condition to be included in the updated code makes the original...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-01/road-less-traveled-turns-gravel
Local
Iditarod show goes on despite lack of snow in Anchorage

...past few months and kept it for winter events, culminating with the Iditarod, said Paul VanLandingham with the public works department.This event is designed for fans who can't be on the rugged thousand-mile trail stretching from Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-07/iditarod-show-goes-despite-lack-snow-a
Sports
Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution

...learned.Sewage sludge solutionIn a proposal to the committee, Samantha Stoughtenger and Michele Elfers of the Public Works Department recommended design and construction of a thermal dryer at the Juneau-Douglas Wastewater Treatment Plant, to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/juneau-faces-20-million-bill-sewage-sol
Local
Sitka crews begin tearing up aging street pavement

...the 1980s. And so far, no one's come up with a plan for local funding that's acceptable to residents.The public works department spent about a day removing the pavement from a quarter-mile stretch of Anna Drive shortly before Christmas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-04/sitka-crews-begin-tearing-aging-street-
State
City merger tightens budget

...primary cause of the proposed route changes.Watt agreed that there are a lot of issues to work through in the public works department but said he loves to solve problems.The departmental changes will take effect Jan. 5, after which Duncan and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-14/city-merger-tightens-budget
Local
City seeks funds for recycling center, parking system

...funds to purchase a new baler and to address Juneau's downtown parking problem.The City and Borough of Juneau Public Works Department asked the Assembly for $650,000 for a new baler at the Lemon Creek recycling center during a Monday meeting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-09/city-seeks-funds-recycling-center-parki
Local
City could buy burnt-out Gastineau Apartments

...comments from the public on the proposed new Capital Transit Plan was distributed to Assembly members on Monday. Public Works Department Director Kirk Duncan presented the group with the lengthy public response from the past week of forums that presented...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-09/city-could-buy-burnt-out-gastineau-apar
Local
Two water mains break Tuesday afternoon

...Douglas about 3 p.m. Tuesday while excavating along the 3500 block of the highway.As of 4 p.m., the city Public Works Department had shut down water service to about 20 nearby homes in order to fix the line, according to a news release from...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-18/two-water-mains-break-tuesday-afternoon
Local

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