Clarise Larson, KTOO - Juneau

Clarise Larson, KTOO - Juneau

Ambitious 20-year plan for downtown Juneau heads to Assembly

Blueprint Downtown is an effort to lay the foundation for downtown Juneau’s future.
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Juneau seeks proposals to fill space in closing schools

City Manager Katie Koester said the buildings could be used for child care, housing or anything else that might benefit the community.
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Tlingit and Haida unveils plans for new education campus in Juneau

The proposed campus is expected to take years of fundraising and construction, It would serve students from early childhood into college.

Juneau advocates seek Saturday ban on large cruise ships next season

Karla Hart says Juneau residents deserve one day a week when they can visit local businesses and attractions free of summer tourists.

Cruise ship season begins in Juneau

The first ship of the year — the Norwegian Bliss — arrived early Tuesday morning.
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Juneau had a record-breaking cruise season last year. This year should be about the same.

With the capital's first cruise ship arriving Tuesday, Juneau’s tourism manager says things should “run a lot more smoothly” this year.
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Juneau Assembly sticks with plan to relocate city-run homeless camp

The new planned site, near the city's indoor cold weather shelter, has faced pushback from business owners in the area who fear higher crime.
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City and cruise lines agree to conceptual cruise visitor limits in Juneau

City Tourism Manager Alix Pierce says the agreement is still far from final. If approved, the limits would go into effect during the 2026 season.
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Juneau’s hospital gets $4M from feds to improve emergency department

The project will expand and renovate the south side of Bartlett Regional Hospital's emergency department with ventilation and electrical upgrades.

Congress bought a stopgap icebreaker for the Arctic, but its $1.2 trillion bill has no money to build a new one

The bill has $125 million to buy a ship that Shell used in its ill-fated Arctic drilling venture. The Coast Guard plans to base it in Juneau.
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In its 75th year, Juneau’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament transcends the court

Throughout this week, more than 500 people from across Southeast Alaska will attend to watch nearly 50 games.
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Juneau may relocate its city-run campground after influx of illegal activity

The city’s deputy manager says the public impact is going to be significant wherever the campground is.
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Former executive charged with embezzling $108K from Juneau hospital accepts plea deal

Bradley Grigg's plea agreement allows him to avoid prison time, but requires him to reimburse Bartlett Regional Hospital for the stolen funds.
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.
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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.

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.

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.