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Juneau man featured in CDC anti-smoking campaign

Juneau man featured in CDC anti-smoking campaignMichael Patterson, who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is featured prominently in the CDC's "Tips from Former Smokers" campaign.

Juneau Assembly expected to resolve appeals of Planning Commission decisions

Juneau Assembly expected to resolve appeals of Planning Commission decisionsA hearing officer finds "substantial evidence" supporting a Planning Commission decision to allow a rock crusher to operate at a Montana Creek Road gravel pit. Meanwhile, an agreement has been reached to dismiss another appeal of a Planning Commission decision allowing the owners of an office complex to build a second driveway.

New Mayor, Assembly, School Board members take office next week

New Mayor, Assembly, School Board members take office next weekJuneau’s new mayor and Assembly members will be sworn into office on Monday.

Botelho lauds Danner at final Assembly meeting

Botelho lauds Danner at final Assembly meetingAssembly woman Ruth Danner will be out of town next week, so Mayor Bruce Botelho took a moment at her final meeting to thank her for her service.

Planning commission greenlights cellphone tower on Montana Creek Road

Planning commission greenlights cellphone tower on Montana Creek RoadGCI representative Wayne Haerer said the site will enhance the signal strength for voice, digital data and text to the Mendenhall Valley, where the signal is inadequate.

Assembly approves $29 million for new docks

Assembly approves $29 million for new docksAnother piece of financing for Juneau’s controversial new cruise ship docks on the downtown waterfront is in place.

Retired police captain Nankervis announces run for Juneau Assembly

Jerry Nankervis announced his intention to seek the District 2 assembly seat currently held by Ruth Danner one day after Danner said she would not seek reelection.

Danner says she won’t seek reelection to Juneau Assembly

Danner says she won’t seek reelection to Juneau AssemblyAfter one term on the Juneau Assembly, Ruth Danner says she came to realize over the last year that assembly service doesn’t match her skill set. She says she plans to stay involved in the Juneau Homeless Coalition and housing issues in general.

Juneau Assembly unlikely to revisit proposal to move Fisherman’s Memorial

Assembly member Ruth Danner last night (Monday) suggested revisiting the idea of moving the memorial as the city pushes forward with plans for a floating Panamax cruise ship dock in front of it.

Juneau Assembly committee OKs bond, sales tax packages

The full Assembly still needs to vote on the measures. But for now it appears Juneau residents will be asked to approve a five-year extension of the city’s temporary 1-percent sales tax and a $24.9-million bond proposition.