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Spending bills would provide $75 million for rural sanitation

...recently unveiled in the U.S. Senate would provide rural Alaska with $75 million to improve drinking water and sanitation systems. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the bills on Thursday. They now go to the full Senate, after which...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072902/sta_spending.shtml
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North Slope mayor warns bond bill hurts ANWR efforts

...halt a move to limit his borough's ability to tax the North Slope oil fields to build schools, power plants and sanitation systems. Ahmaogak compared the state's 1973 property tax law to a "treaty" allowing North Slope Inupiat to benefit...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112701/sta_anwr.shtml
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UAA program grows Native engineers

...worked mostly on the North Slope, building in the oil fields. One of his other jobs involved studying village sanitation systems. Many seemed badly designed, inappropriate for the community's needs. In most villages no one understood well...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011203/sta_students.shtml
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Warming brings unwelcome change to Alaska villages

...cesspool puddles. "Climate change aside, you have these ongoing challenges in providing safe drinking water and sanitation systems," Brubaker said. "It's a challenge to acquire the resources to make improvements to a community's infrastructure...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032811/sta_806546506.shtml
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Warming brings unwelcome change to Alaska villages

...cesspool puddles. "Climate change aside, you have these ongoing challenges in providing safe drinking water and sanitation systems," Brubaker said. "It's a challenge to acquire the resources to make improvements to a community's infrastructure...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-03-27/warming-brings-unwelcome-change-alaska-
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Pro: Life is improving for Haitians, and the global commitment is firm

...and to do so in the most transparent and practical way to meet longer-term needs such as restoring water and sanitation systems, providing adequate shelter and creating sustainable livelihoods. Like many others, I wish that the pace of help...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032610/opi_596555930.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...structures over the next 23 years, a university study has concluded. Roads, bridges, airports, harbors, schools and sanitation systems built for a cold climate will deteriorate faster as thawing, flooding and coastal erosion increase due to warming...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062807/sta_20070628099.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Archive Opinion and Letters: Funding method is a defendable policy 2/23/98

...DEC's long-standing policy has been to help strengthen communities to own, operate, and maintain water and sanitation systems. We have managed the program's funds to fulfill that mission. Disbursing project funds as needed, with appropriate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022398/brownltr.html
Juneau Empire Online Entertainment: Plan would modernize rural sanitation 8/15/97

...proposition. The money, in increments of about $21 million annually, would help pay for construction of rural sanitation systems from 1999 through 2005. The state also would contribute about $25 million a year, to be matched by an equal amount...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081597/sanitation.html
Liveaboards face fee hikes

Gwen Place, who lives on the 50-foot Ginger in Aurora Harbor, worries a liveaboard fee increase before Juneau's Docks and Harbors board is too much at once.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121601/Loc_liveaboard.shtml
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