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Oil tax debate draws standing room only crowd

It was standing-room only at a debate on whether to keep the new capped oil tax rate or to switch back to a system where the rate goes up along with the profits.

Judge allows set-net ban initiative to move forward

Judge allows set-net ban initiative to move forwardA superior court judge has ruled in favor of an initiative to ban commercial set netting for salmon in urban areas.

Bring your brooms and scrub brushes; downtown cleanup is Friday

Bring your brooms and scrub brushes; downtown cleanup is FridayThe downtown cleanup begins Friday at 8 a.m. at Pocket Park

CBJ Planning Commission considers neighborhood appeal opposing Haven House

CBJ Planning Commission considers neighborhood appeal opposing Haven HouseTall Timbers Neighborhood Association says it has a right to appeal latest decision on Haven House

Long lines for sixth annual Governor’s Family Picnic

Long lines for sixth annual Governor’s Family PicnicFifteen minutes before the scheduled start of yesterday’s sixth annual Governor’s Family Picnic, there was already a long line down the sidewalk at Sandy Beach.

Secondhand dealers ordinance getting reworked

Secondhand dealers ordinance getting reworkedPublic hearing delayed until Aug. 11

Bartlett Regional Hospital narrows CFO search to two finalists

Bartlett Regional Hospital narrows CFO search to two finalistsFinalists Cliff Hendren of Charlotte, N.C. and Bill Alsdurf of Kennewick, Wash. were brought to Juneau for in-person interviews.

Train derails north of Skagway; no serious injuries reported

Train derails north of Skagway; no serious injuries reportedA tourist train apparently derailed north of Skagway Wednesday afternoon, though early reports suggest there were no serious injuries.

Pebble wants notice of future EPA action

Pebble wants notice of future EPA actionThe group behind the proposed Pebble Mine wants notification of any further action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would affect the project.

Alaska is a model for job training says DOL leader

Alaska is a model for job training says DOL leaderAlaska has model job training and employment programs, according to the head of the U.S. Department of Labor.