Glasses half empty at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

...pull." Juneau's high cost of living, for example, may "push" residents to move to other cities. It's high quality of life, on the other hand, may "pull" people to it. The improving economy of the Lower 48 may explain last year's negative...
Local businesses, organizations and individuals receive Vocational Service Awards

...while building self-esteem in the processDr. Bob Urata won for his diverse contributions to the community's quality of life. As a family practice physician at Valley Medical Care, the Juneau Rotary Club said Urata has gone beyond his daily...
School garden grant applications now being accepted

...applications are being accepted through Dec. 1, 2015. This grant supports educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Eligible applicants include any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning...
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...2004, Murkowski described it as "... a safe, reliable and efficient transportation system that will improve the quality of life for residents, and enhance the economic opportunities and stability of the region."More than a decade later...
Letter: Vote for Greg Fisk for mayor

...valley, and as mayor will continue to bring people together for smart economic development while maintaining our quality of life and sustaining our renewable resources. Please join me in voting for Greg Fisk on Tuesday, Oct. 6.John SiskJuneau
Calif.'s climate fight in 11th hour

...California found 79 percent of residents agree global warming is either a very serious or somewhat serious threat to quality of life.One of the main sticking points for lawmakers reluctant to tighten climate change rules concerns the California...
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With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

...patients who have a disease like melanoma that has spread," Curran said. "The goal is control and to have a good quality of life."Carter said he thought the cancer was only in his liver and was removed with surgery on Aug. 3, but an MRI exam...
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My Turn: Reasons to be excited for ski season

...put last year behind us and hope for the best in the coming winter. Eaglecrest makes an amazing contribution to the quality of life in Alaska's capital city, and we are fortunate that those who are in charge of running it are staying nimble and...
Candidate profile: Dixie Hood, Assembly D2

...borough. This would enhance Juneau as a "sustainable community," protect and improve Alaska's capital city, the quality of life work and opportunities for all residents, and create and maintain a positive experience for visitors.Juneau needs...
My Turn: An island too far

...ship or passenger impacts. The fees cannot be used to fund things we may like or need, whether they increase our quality of life or beautify our city, if they don't directly benefit the cruise industry or its passengers.It stretches the imagination...


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