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Juneau’s tobacco tax triples April 1

Juneau’s tobacco tax triples April 1The Juneau Assembly on Monday passed a 200 percent local tax increase on cigarettes, giving the capital city the highest tobacco tax rate in Alaska. The Assembly also implemented a new tax on e-cigarettes.

Pot smoke added to Juneau’s indoor smoking ban

Pot smoke added to Juneau’s indoor smoking banThe Juneau Assembly unanimously voted to amend the city’s indoor public smoking ban to include pot, despite objections from some marijuana advocates.

Joyce Kerttula dies at 91

Joyce Kerttula dies at 91Joyce Kerttula died Monday after helping two generations of Kerttulas rise to political power in the state.

High winds cause damage around Douglas Harbor

High winds cause damage around Douglas HarborHigh pressure traveling down from Canada caused winds to reach up to 77 mph in Juneau over the weekend. The winds carried an unused gangway from a parking lot into Douglas Harbor.

Updated: Stranded hikers off Thane area mountain ridge

Updated: Stranded hikers off Thane area mountain ridgeJuneau Mountain Rescue has contacted the people near Little Sheep Creek.

Mine dam collapse report cites bad design

Mine dam collapse report cites bad designA government investigation says poor design led to last summer’s catastrophic failure of British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine tailings pond.

Why some Alaskans are learning the Tlingit language

Why some Alaskans are learning the Tlingit language"That’s how we’re going to make sure we can continue and nurture this language," says Nancy Keen.

Headcount of city’s homeless conducted at charity event

Headcount of city’s homeless conducted at charity eventLocal agencies offer various services such as blood testing, oral cancer screenings, legal advice and housing applications at the annual Project Homeless Connect event. Job loss has been surveyed as the most reoccurring reason for homelessness in Juneau from previous years at the event.

Juneau School District preps for grim budget

Juneau School District preps for grim budget"You really can’t solve multimillion dollar budget crisis by cutting $5,000 here or $4,000 here," says Superintendent Mark Miller.

Innovation required to deal with budget shortfall, Walker says

Innovation required to deal with budget shortfall, Walker saysSpeaking at JEDC's Innovation Summit, Walker says Alaska will need ingenuity - and possibly carrot beer - to deal with the state's budget deficit.