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Police propose big hikes to traffic, animal control fines

Police propose big hikes to traffic, animal control finesThe Juneau Police Department wants to double, triple or nearly quadruple municipal fines for dozens of municipal traffic and animal control violations.

Mayor proclaims June LGBT celebration month

Mayor proclaims June LGBT celebration monthThe Assembly also approved a major rezoning of Pederson Hill, failed to approve a smaller one on an Atlin Drive lot and doubled its filing fees for appeals.

Final vote on Pederson Hill rezone before Assembly

Final vote on Pederson Hill rezone before AssemblyThe Juneau Assembly is expected tonight to take its final vote on a major rezoning that could lead to hundreds of new homes near Auke Lake.

Indignant JDHS alum rallies Stanford campus around rape case

Indignant JDHS alum rallies Stanford campus around rape caseJDHS alum Leah Francis came out as a rape survivor, and as an activist outraged over Stanford University’s in-house adjudication process.

Officials celebrate Juneau seawalk improvements

Officials celebrate Juneau seawalk improvementsThe improvements are part of a long-term city plan to create a continuous, 1.5 mile seawalk downtown.

Water and sewer fees poised to increase 31 percent

Water and sewer fees poised to increase 31 percentIf the full Assembly approves the committee’s plan, then monthly fees for typical residents would go from about $90 now to $118 in fiscal year 2017.

School funding tops Juneau Assembly committee agenda

The Juneau Assembly's Committee of Whole meets at 6 p.m. Monday.

Juneau Chamber distances itself from US Chamber’s political ads

The U.S. Chamber has been running television attack ads in Alaska targeting incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Begich.

Rep. Kito interested in returning to 120-day legislative session

Rep. Kito interested in returning to 120-day legislative sessionThe Alaska Legislature’s most junior member says this year’s 95-day legislative session shows lawmakers can take on only a few big issues in 90 days.

Egan: Senate may resurrect bipartisan leadership caucus

Egan: Senate may resurrect bipartisan leadership caucusEgan says there was a lot of dissatisfaction with the way the Senate was run this year.