KTOO’s Katie Bausler has this look ahead in arts and entertainment in the Juneau area that features a sample of the music of Buddy Tabor. An additional event, the weekly Fireside Chats at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, is listed below. It’s scheduled for 6:30 and 8:00 Friday evening at the Center.
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- The Juneau Assembly declined to pass a broaden sales tax exemption for seniors. Opposition from businesses prodded elected officials to refer the initiative back to committee.
- Fines for pet owners whose for critters scooped up by animal control officers have gone up. The fees hadn't been adjusted for nearly 17 years.
- Local education officials are applying for state money to replace and repair leaky roofs at several Juneau schools. About $5 million is coming in over the next five years earmarked for school maintenance from sales tax money that voters approved in the Oct. 3 election.
- "They’re calling it GTA, grand theft Anchorage, right now," said Rep. Lora Reinbold, who says she wants to repeal Senate Bill 91. "It’s outrageous, what’s going on in the city that I love.”