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Federal government to bring indoor plumbing to remote village

ANCHORAGE - A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/federal-government-bring-indoor-plumbin
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Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

ANCHORAGE - A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with more than $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Alaska's $12.6 million share of the funding on Thursday at a convention of Alaska Natives in Anchorage.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-23/feds-bring-indoor-plumbing-alaska-villa
State
Fairbanks among costliest cities to raise a child

ANCHORAGE - Alaska cities are projected to be among the most expensive places in the United States to raise a child born in 2013. That includes Fairbanks, which ranked 10th out of nearly 300 U.S. cities in a recent study.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/fairbanks-among-costliest-cities-raise-
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USDA to buy $13M in Alaska salmon

Millions of Americans in need will receive canned Alaska salmon through a deal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The sale will also relieve Alaska's seafood industry of some market pressure.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-03/usda-buy-13m-alaska-salmon
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Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

ANCHORAGE - A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas." The 9th U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/court-agrees-review-roadless-rule
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Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

Three conservation groups filed a lawsuit Friday against the U.S. Forest Service in another attempt to stop the controversial Big Thorne timber sale.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
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Former creamery exec convicted of fraud

ANCHORAGE - A former executive of a defunct Alaska creamery has been convicted of making false statements to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cover up a business partner's fraud.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-03/former-creamery-exec-convicted-fraud
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Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

The U.S. Forest Service wants to encourage loggers to cut down young trees and leave the old ones behind.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-23/forest-service-will-get-publics-help-it
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Letter: Tongass plan 'doomed from the start'

Doomed from the start - that's the fate of the Tongass Land Management Plan revision recently announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-06-18/letter-tongass-plan-doomed-start
Letters
UAF gets $127K penalty for musk oxen deaths

ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has been penalized $127,100 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 12 musk oxen died from malnutrition at the school's large animal research station earlier this decade.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-12/uaf-gets-127k-penalty-musk-oxen-deaths
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