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Johnson to lead JPD

Salt Lake City Police Assistant Bureau Commander Bryce Johnson has been selected to head the Juneau Police Department. City Manager Kim Kiefer announced Johnson’s hire Wednesday afternoon.  He was one of three finalists for the job, who visited Juneau last month.  They went through what’s known as an assessment center process, where they encountered situations…

Officers and Troopers stand at attention as the wreath is placed.

Peace officers remember fallen comrades

Forty-one  peace officers have already died in the line of duty in the United States, including two in Alaska. Peace officers across the country  celebrated their Memorial Day on Wednesday.  In Juneau, police officers gathered at noon at Evergreen Cemetery to remember fallen officers Richard Adair and Jimmy Kennedy, who died by gunfire in 1979…

Statter Harbor first phase improvements declared finished

CBJ Harbor officials, assemblymembers, and state lawmakers on Wednesday celebrated the near-completion of the first phase of the Statter Harbor renovation project in Auke Bay. Existing floats were repaired and new concrete floats were built to replace the old wooden ones. Deputy port engineer Erich Schaal says the floats are moored by piles as long…

State floats RFI for DOT office space in Juneau

The Department of Administration is putting out feelers for office space for DOT headquarters in Juneau. The lease for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities on Channel Drive is up for renewal next year. The Administration Department handles office leasing and has published a Request for Information. It calls for 30,000 to 40,000 square…

Assembly ratifies firefighters’ contract

The Juneau Assembly has ratified terms of a new three-year contract agreement between the city and firefighters. Members of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 4303, already voted to ratify the negotiated agreement, which includes a 1 percent pay increase on July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.  Next year, wages go up…

CBJ to create city traffic hearing officer positions

Juneau parking violators will soon get a “notice of violation” and those who want to appeal will appear before a city hearing officer, not a district court magistrate. The Assembly Monday night approved an ordinance changing the way the city handles civil fines.  It comes in response to a recent Alaska Supreme Court order that…

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