A Christmas Eve fire at the Fosbee Apartments near the Governor’s Mansion caused $5,000 damage, but no injuries.
According to a release from Capital City Fire and Rescue, the fire in a second floor apartment was caused by Christmas lights. The tenant found the fire and a maintenance worker used a fire extinguisher to put it out.
Firefighters evacuated the building until the smoke cleared and to make sure there were no hotspots.
- Lawmakers who represent areas outside Juneau receive $295 for each day of the special session. Juneau lawmakers receive $221.25 per day.
- Sixteen veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard will be honored at a discharge ceremony today. Four of them are from Western Alaska.
- The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today's zoning was put into place. That's prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city's zoning laws -- a temporary fix may be on the way.
- Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for it.