The Juneau Housing First Collaborative announced this week that it has been awarded more than $2.5 million in grants and loans for a project that will add a new wing to a subsidized housing complex in Lemon Creek.
Earlier this week, the leader of the Coast Guard called it “unacceptable” that service members must rely on charity during the shutdown. But seeing a need in Juneau, Coast Guard supporters opened a pantry stocked with daily necessities.
Cruise industry attorneys are asking a federal judge to define more precisely what the City and Borough of Juneau can — and can’t — spend its passenger fees on. The judge recently ruled passenger fees can only be spent on services to vessels. The city may appeal the ruling.
This year marks 56 years for the organization, which has been renamed Juneau Animal Rescue. Director Samantha Blankenship said the change was prompted by a desire to make more people aware of their role in the community.