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Why “Alaska” means milk and basketball to many Filipinos

Why “Alaska” means milk and basketball to many Filipinos

The Philippines’ recently appointed honorary consul is trying to make the case that “Alaska” should mean “seafood” in the Philippines.

Juneau police report a drop in overall crime, violent crime

Juneau police report a drop in overall crime, violent crime

The number of reported crimes in Juneau dropped nearly 20 percent from 2011 to 2012, and the number of violent crimes recorded over the same … more

Sewage sludge disposal costs on the rise

Sewage sludge disposal costs on the rise

Juneau’s poop is getting expensive. Bidding closed last week on a 5-year contract for municipal sewage sludge disposal with only one viable bid.

Juneau advertises for a new lobbyist

Juneau advertises for a new lobbyist

Assembly member Carlton Smith says the assembly decided to issue a solicitation of interest to broaden the selection.

City considering additional regulations for bear-proofing garbage

City considering additional regulations for bear-proofing garbage

A potential change to Juneau’s bear laws would encourage business owners and residents to better secure their garbage.

CBJ looks for a new lobbyist

The city and borough of Juneau is in the market for a new legislative lobbyist.

Long-time lobbyist Clark Gruening retired at the end of July after more than 25 years with the CBJ.

Assembly encourages housing development with property tax deferral

Assembly encourages housing development with property tax deferral

The CBJ assembly adopted an ordinance that would allow the city to defer property taxes if land is subdivided into three or more lots.

City manager gets a raise

City manager gets a raise

In a 7-2 vote, the CBJ assembly approved a three percent pay increase for city manager Kim Kiefer. That means Kiefer will be getting an … more

CBJ noise ordinance still in the works

CBJ noise ordinance still in the works

The latest version dictates what times are considered ‘day-time’ hours versus ‘night-time’ hours. It also defines noise level in terms of decibels, which CBJ attorney Amy Mead says is hard to enforce.

Closed door meetings planned to hear report on personnel investigation

Closed door meetings planned to hear report on personnel investigation

The CBJ assembly and hospital board hold separate executive sessions today to discuss a confidential personnel investigation at Bartlett Regional Hospital regarding allegations of a hostile work environment.