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Cooperative Extension's Juneau open house scheduled businesses will be served.Cooperative Extension is part of an educational network supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and land-grant universities. Extension offers programming in Southeast on gardening, 4-H, home energy...
Kids create school lunch menus

KETCHIKAN - Of all the things to serve for lunch, the kids suggested seaweed. Genevieve Hiatt and Hailey Hubble, fourth-graders at Houghtaling Elementary, won the November Dream Healthy Lunch Menu Contest, and come Dec.
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

SEATTLE - Federal efforts to end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions of tax dollars are being wasted, according to a report that will be released Tuesday, the latest salvo in a dispute over the future of America's largest national forest.U.S. Forest Service officials rejected the report's conclusions, particularly the observation that the agency had great latitude in how and where it would spend its money.
USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...Tongass National Forest timber program is an investment in the transition to young growth harvest, a visiting U.S. Department of Agriculture official said in a news conference Wednesday.Robert Bonnie, under secretary for natural resources and...
My Turn: Southeast is paying for slow Tongass transition

Alaska's Tongass National Forest garnered headlines in recent weeks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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