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.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating how and why a Juneau-bound helicopter ferrying tourists crashed during a glacier excursion. The pilot and six tourists were treated and released at Juneau’s hospital with minor injuries.
Should the Haines Borough have a five-officer police force? $95,000 in government funding? How should the borough go about giving money to nonprofits? These are some of the questions the assembly has to decide on next week, in the fiscal year 18 borough budget.