According to an Alaska Department of Labor news release, Naomi Weitzel pleaded guilty in July to felony theft of the unemployment benefits. A Superior Court judge handed down a 12-month suspended sentence, 65 hours of community service, and Weitzel will be on probation for three years.
The owners of the former Gastineau Apartments will pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the City and Borough of Juneau. The city filed the lawsuit to recover demolition costs after razing the blighted buildings at 127 South Franklin Street.
Norwegian Cruise Line banned plastic straws aboard its ships, but offers alternatives for people requesting a straw. Another cruise line, Carnival says staff members only supply straws upon request for soda or cocktails. That’s good news for an Alaska grass-roots organization.