For nearly two hours, the 48-year-old janitor kept the camera rolling, waiting to see if the tsunami that emergency officials warned about would arrive. The wave never came. By Tuesday evening, Larry had more than 300 new Facebook friends.
The City and Borough of Juneau has appropriated $847,000 to date to defend itself in a lawsuit brought by the cruise ship industry. At stake is the city’s passenger fees that raise millions for port infrastructure and other tourism-related projects.
Buffers prohibiting development as close as 50 feet from an eagles nests during nesting season have been scrapped by the Juneau Assembly. City planners argued that a shortage of qualified federal biologists had made the law too hard to effectively enforce.
Juneau police say alcohol “appears to be a contributing factor” in the single-car crash that killed marine scientist Michelle Ridgway. The 54-year-old conservationist was found lying outside her overturned vehicle off Glacier Highway near mile marker 22.