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School district seeks more local funding to reduce cuts

School district seeks more local funding to reduce cutsThe Juneau School Board is asking the Juneau Assembly to increase funding for next year.

City aims to open Pederson Hill to residential development

City aims to open Pederson Hill to residential developmentCity officials are hoping to address Juneau’s longstanding housing shortage by opening Pederson Hill to development.

Bartlett board defends salary for new CEO Chuck Bill

Bartlett board defends salary for new CEO Chuck BillNew Bartlett Regional Hospital CEO Chuck Bill will make $315,000 annually and get two signing bonuses worth a total of $63,000.

Juneau Assembly sets school funding floor

Juneau Assembly sets school funding floorThe Juneau Assembly voted to provide no less than $24.1 million to local schools next year, but two members argued for a lower amount.

Juneau’s efforts to redraw flood maps produces results

Juneau’s efforts to redraw flood maps produces resultsThe city has been working with property owners and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to amend the flood maps.

Juneau Assembly could tap capital projects to address shortfall

Juneau Assembly could tap capital projects to address shortfallThe assembly last week requested a list of capital projects that could be delayed or downsized to free up money for operations.

Is Juneau’s budget shortfall as bad as it seems?

Is Juneau’s budget shortfall as bad as it seems?While an estimated $12 million shortfall may sound dire, the Juneau Assembly has nearly $20 million in savings to work with.

City sets deadline for cleanup of Gastineau Apartments

City sets deadline for cleanup of Gastineau ApartmentsThe City and Borough of Juneau has given the owner of the Gastineau Apartments until May 1 to partially clean up the building.

Kiefer offers plan for addressing Juneau’s budget shortfall

Kiefer offers plan for addressing Juneau’s budget shortfallCity Manager Kim Kiefer wants to balance Juneau’s budget with a combination of savings, spending reductions and property tax increases.

City readies for Douglas Highway extension

City readies for Douglas Highway extensionAs soon as this summer, the city will be ready to apply for permits to build a pioneer road at the end of North Douglas Highway.