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Juneau’s budget picture improves, still unsustainable

Juneau’s budget picture improves, still unsustainableA combination of new revenues and spending cuts have improved Juneau’s budget picture, but it’s not sustainable yet.

Accessory apartment proposal fails at Juneau Assembly

Accessory apartment proposal fails at Juneau AssemblyA proposal from the Juneau Affordable Housing Commission intended to spur development of low-cost rental units failed at the Assembly this week.

Juneau cracks down on aggressive “hawking”

Juneau cracks down on aggressive “hawking”The Juneau Police Department says "hawking" — an aggressive form of commercial sidewalk solicitation — is on the rise.

Juneau schools, CBJ implement new safety practices for active threats

Juneau schools, CBJ implement new safety practices for active threatsThe new city and Juneau School District strategy for dealing with active threats is known as ALICE—Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate.

District’s budget proposes maintaining class sizes, cuts to activities

District’s budget proposes maintaining class sizes, cuts to activitiesOf the $2 million worth of budget cuts, the largest is almost $700,000 for high school activities.

With class sizes on the rise, Juneau School Board asks Assembly for full funding

With class sizes on the rise, Juneau School Board asks Assembly for full funding"What we’re asking is to fund to the cap and see if we can get some of those activities funds back. I know that’s a hard ask. We’re all hurting," said Superintendent Mark Miller.

Juneau Assembly to solicit development for downtown parking lot, again

Juneau Assembly to solicit development for downtown parking lot, againThe city solicited proposals last spring and Juneau Legacy Properties was the only one that came in.

AHFC: Gastineau Apartments beyond saving

AHFC: Gastineau Apartments beyond savingAn architect hired by Alaska Housing Finance Corp. estimates it would cost more than $1.2 million to tear down the Gastineau Apartments.

Juneau Assembly defines “public place” for pot users

Juneau Assembly defines “public place” for pot usersThe Juneau Assembly has passed an ordinance that defines "public place" for the purpose of enforcing a ban on open marijuana consumption under the state's new legal pot law.

Land swap could open Pederson Hill to residential development

Land swap could open Pederson Hill to residential developmentA proposed land swap between the City and Borough of Juneau and Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church could open up about 150 acres on Pederson Hill to housing development.