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Seniors prepare for tax exemption cuts

...exemptions are part of a bigger problem," Watt said. "It could mean future cuts in services affecting the quality of life."Quality of life for seniors is a primary concern for the growing population. In a recent Commission on Aging study, 9 out...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/seniors-prepare-tax-exemption-cuts
Local
Federal government to bring indoor plumbing to remote village

...plumbing in homes poses a far greater risk for skin and respiratory infections than homes with plumbing, he said."Just the public health aspect of having running water dramatically improves the quality of life for people," Beveridge said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/federal-government-bring-indoor-plumbin
State
Public hearing on 'The Road' today

...project is "best for the environment in the long run," "improves the economies of the communities," "enhances the quality of life for Alaskans" and "is just and fair for all Lynn Canal residents and all Alaskans."The Juneau Chamber of Commerce...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-13/public-hearing-road-today
Local
Letter: Anti-road arguments far-fetched

...more efficient and more convenient, who wouldn't choose the spontaneity that uninhibited travel adds to one's quality of life?If we build it, almost everyone on both ends of Lynn Canal will take advantage of the freedom of movement the road...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-08/letter-anit-road-arguments-far-fetche
Letters
Building on numbers: Assessing housing solutions

...projects with a two-pronged approach. They looked at quality of life using baseline and follow-up interviews at 12-18...evaluation.The other half of the evaluation, looking at quality of life, provides some tangible results and some less tangible...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-03/building-numbers-assessing-solutions
Local
Letter: We can count on Cathy Munoz

...part to Munoz, the state employees and retirees have continued benefit coverage for medications that improve their quality of life. Cathy Munoz is someone we can count on to work for our community. I will be supporting her for re-election this...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-01/letter-we-can-count-cathy-mu%C3%B1oz
Letters
My Turn: Vote Parnell

...voting to re-elect governor Parnell, a leader who has worked to advance a beneficial project that will improve the quality of life for all of Juneau and those who wish to visit the capital city.? Brown serves as chairman of the Alaska State Council...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn
Opinion
Thank you to Representative Kito, Munoz, and Senator Egan

...prepared and served in a safe and sanitary manner. Our goal is to help them stay healthy and live with dignity and quality of life among family and friends for many years to come.Marsha PartlowNutrition Coordinator at Southeast Senior Services...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-09-28/thank-you-representative-kito-munoz
Neighbors
My Turn: Lost access to compounded medications is a dangerous move by insurance companies

...legislators and our government to stop allowing business decisions among pharmacy benefit managers to put our health and our quality of life at risk. Let the people who are licensed to prescribe and prepare medications be the only ones to make the decision...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-29/my-turn-lost-access-compunded-medicat
Opinion
Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

...plumbing in homes poses a far greater risk for skin and respiratory infections than homes with plumbing, he said."Just the public health aspect of having running water dramatically improves the quality of life for people," Beveridge said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/feds-bring-indoor-plumbing-alaska-villa
State

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