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Assembly committee: Scale back senior sales tax exemption

Assembly committee: Scale back senior sales tax exemptionA package of sales tax recommendations that could take a big bite out of the city's anticipated budget deficit is headed for public hearing.

Sealaska lands bill passes Congress

Sealaska lands bill passes CongressA bill transferring 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to Sealaska has passed Congress.

Greens Creek receives final tailings expansion permit

Greens Creek receives final tailings expansion permitThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finalized a wastewater and tailings disposal permit for the Greens Creek Mine near Juneau.

Sitka-based cruise line hires new CEO

Sitka-based cruise line hires new CEOFormer Sealaska executive Russell Dick is the new CEO of Alaskan Dream Cruises.

City taking steps to take Gastineau Apartments by eminent domain

City taking steps to take Gastineau Apartments by eminent domainIf the city seizes the vacant apartments, it would look to convert them into affordable housing.

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting room

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting roomDistilleries in Alaska can now sell limited amounts of their own products on location, just like wineries and breweries have done for years.

Alaska Communications sells wireless customer base to GCI

Alaska Communications sells wireless customer base to GCIGeneral Communication, Inc. – or GCI – will purchase Alaska Communications’ cell phone customer base. The $300 million purchase should be finalized by the end of March 2015.

Can Auke Bay become more than a waffle stop?

Can Auke Bay become more than a waffle stop?Community members with a vision to turn Auke Bay into a destination for shopping, dining and sightseeing present their plan tonight.

New Goldbelt CEO is CIA, Homeland Security veteran

Robert Irwin of Virginia has decades of experience in the federal government and officially begins work at the Juneau-based Native corporation Dec. 15.

Why local businesses aren’t big on Black Friday

Why local businesses aren’t big on Black FridayWhile the big box stores fill their aisles with Thanksgiving and Black Friday deal hunters, small businesses in Juneau are eager for Small Business Saturday.