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Juneau Assembly to vote on bid award for cruise ship docks

Juneau Assembly to vote on bid award for cruise ship docks

Manson Construction of Seattle is expected to get the contract to do the massive cruise ship dock rebuild.

Are Alaska’s legislative districts getting too big?

Are Alaska’s legislative districts getting too big?

The chairman of the Alaska Redistricting Board says state residents need to have a conversation about the growing number of people who live in each legislative district.

Juneau Assembly, legislative delegation talk session priorities

Juneau Assembly, legislative delegation talk session priorities

Education funding and the state’s unfunded public employee retirement obligation topped the list of topics discussed by the Juneau Assembly and the Capital City’s legislative delegation on Wednesday.

First draft budget includes $4.5M shortfall for Juneau Schools next year

First draft budget includes $4.5M shortfall for Juneau Schools next year

Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich offered a blunt assessment of what the latest numbers mean in a presentation to the district’s budget committee Tuesday.

SE Alaska population grows 3.8 percent from 2010-2013

SE Alaska population grows 3.8 percent from 2010-2013

In the first three years of this decade, Southeast Alaska reversed a trend of anemic population growth that defined the previous 10 years for the region.

Is Alaska’s economy grounded?

Is Alaska’s economy grounded?

Two economists Thursday offered different takes on what Alaska’s slowing economy means at the World Trade Center Alaska’s annual statewide economic forecast talk in Juneau.

Strong winds snap spruce tree

Strong winds snap spruce tree

A large Sitka spruce tree toppled over in Juneau’s Evergreen Cemetery during a storm that blew through Southeast Alaska Tuesday.

“Field of Fireweed” to stay a field for now

“Field of Fireweed” to stay a field for now

The Juneau Planning Commission opted not to put a rezone request for the 82-acre property back on the table.

Juneau school board pushes for increased state funding for education

Juneau school board pushes for increased state funding for education

The Juneau Board of Education on Tuesday approved its legislative priorities for the next year.

Project Labor Agreement review process passes muster with Assembly committee

Project Labor Agreement review process passes muster with Assembly committee

The Assembly Public Works and Facilities Committee on Monday voted unanimously to send a resolution establishing the procedure to the full Assembly with a “do pass” recommendation.