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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.

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demonstration

Alaska students hold silent Capitol demonstrationA pack of youths walked the halls of the state Capitol on Wednesday in a silent demonstration asking for more education funding.

Spill prevention and response funding bill dies

Spill prevention and response funding bill diesA bill to address funding shortfalls for a state hazardous spill cleanup program died in a legislative committee Monday.

Legislature OKs $5.8 million in Capitol repairs

Legislature OKs $5.8 million in Capitol repairsThe need for major repairs has been well documented, punctuated by the occasional chunk of falling masonry.

National firm to lead Juneau superintendent search

The Juneau School Board voted Tuesday to contract Ray and Associates, which is based in Iowa with an office in Tacoma, Wash.

Sen. Begich criticizes US intelligence gathering — with comedy

Sen. Begich criticizes US intelligence gathering — with comedyJuneau-based Alaska Robotics’ fourth installment of its satirical news series features its highest profile guest so far, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich.