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Juneau legislators reflect on session successes, failures

Juneau legislators reflect on session successes, failuresJuneau legislators talk about oil taxes and budgets at the Chamber of Commerce.

Sheffield stumps for instate gasline

Sheffield stumps for instate gasline

Courtesy AGDC

Former Alaska Governor Bill Sheffield says it’s time for Alaska to build its own gas pipeline.

Sheffield has been stumping the state on … more

State still the largest Juneau employer; report shows private sector increases

State still the largest Juneau employer; report shows private sector increasesJuneau’s economic health still depends on government, according to the 2012 Economic Indicators report from the Juneau Economic Development Council.

AJ Mine: perennial question to candidates

Should the AJ Mine be reopened? CBJ Mayor and Assembly candidates have faced that hot-button issue since the city formed a task force last year to study the question: Under what circumstances, if any, should the CBJ pursue development of the AJ Mine?

Mayoral candidates split on ballot measures

Two measures to fund numerous capital improvement projects in Juneau will come before voters next week.

Juneau schools looking for reading tutors

A new literacy program for young children will begin next month in the Juneau schools, thanks to a 75-thousand dollar gift from Coeur Alaska, owners of the Kensington Gold Mine near Juneau.

Sales tax, bond propositions approved for Juneau municipal election ballot

Assembly members last night (Monday) approved the measures without making any changes.

Juneau Assembly expected to approve sales tax, bond propositions for municipal election

Juneau Assembly expected to approve sales tax, bond propositions for municipal electionThe Juneau Assembly will take public comment tonight on two large-project funding packages likely to appear on this fall’s municipal election ballot.

Juneau Chamber members express concerns about proposed sales tax, bond measures

Juneau Chamber members express concerns about proposed sales tax, bond measuresJuneau’s business community has serious reservations about a proposal to put two capital improvement project funding packages on this fall’s municipal election ballot, according to a survey of Chamber of Commerce members.

Businessman, statehood bell ringer Derr passes away

Businessman, statehood bell ringer Derr passes awayLongtime Juneau businessman and Chamber of Commerce luminary Romer Derr passed away yesterday (Thursday) at the age of 75. He’s being remembered not just for his efforts to improve Juneau’s economy, but for his participation in the Capital City’s first ever statehood celebration.
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