Clarise Larson, KTOO - Juneau

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Jesse Kiehl

New bill would add guardrails to Alaska property assessments

Sen. Jesse Kiehl, D-Juneau, says the bill aims to make the property assessment process in the state more fair and transparent for residents.
a group of people hold signs that say "Cease Fire Now"

Juneau residents and Assembly members rally for ceasefire in Gaza

The organizers say they want the Juneau Assembly to pass a resolution calling for a permanent ceasefire, and at least one local Assembly member agrees.
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Hoonah is attempting to form a borough again. Juneau is opposing some of it.

A portion of the proposed borough overlaps with land that Juneau once made an effort to annex.
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Kensington Mine cuts 20% of pay for some hourly employees, citing financial woes

In a memo sent in early January, the mine’s general manager said the mine will struggle to remain viable if it does not find ways to reduce costs.
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Juneau considers moving all city staff to Alaska Permanent Fund building

The city has been looking for new office space since this fall, when voters rejected the city’s request to fund a new City Hall through a $27 million bond.
tourists

Cruise ships dumped 90% less trash in Juneau last year

About 250,000 pounds of trash made its way from cruise ships to Juneau’s landfill last summer, down from over 3.3 million pounds in 2019.
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Juneau’s animal shelter is looking for a new home

The need for a new shelter became more urgent after the ASPCA inspected the facility in 2021 and found that it didn’t meet national standards.
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Parts for Juneau ski area’s gondola will cost almost as much as the gondola itself

Eaglecrest Ski Area's Dave Scanlan hopes to have the gondola ready by the winter of 2025, and fully operational by the following summer tourist season.
police

Juneau police detain man after 3-hour downtown standoff linked to drug investigation

Police said that two people exited the home early on in the search, but one refused to leave the building.
Katie Koester

After Juneau voters rejected a new city hall, the city is looking for office space

Juneau City Manager Katie Koester said finding a place to rent that would consolidate all city functions would likely help both city staff and the public.
the Mendenhall Glacier

Big changes are coming to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area

The area's planned overhaul has provoked hundreds — if not thousands — of public comments from local residents over the years. 
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Despite safety concerns, downtown Juneau apartment project clears major hurdle

The city’s fire chief said the department would not support the project due to its location.