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Juneau School Board votes to consolidate schools

The plan will put seventh and eighth grades at Thunder Mountain High School and ninth through 12th grades at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. 

Federal education officials say Alaska owes millions to Juneau, Kenai and North Slope school districts

Rules attached to the funding prevented states from disproportionately reducing their funding to high-need districts.

Dunleavy moves to control appointments to Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board

Right now, the Legislature appoints four of the board’s nine members. The executive order would allow the governor to appoint all nine.
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Juneau teachers, students and parents react to proposed school cutbacks

Juneau School District leaders are considering closing or reorganizing schools and cutting staff, as they face a nearly $8 million budget deficit.
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Juneau School District may close schools and cut staff amid budget crisis

“The thing we need from the public is an awareness and an acceptance that nobody is coming out untouched,” one school board member said. “Nobody.”
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Juneau Empire to get new owner as parent company faces revenue loss

Canada-based Black Press Media didn’t answer questions about layoffs or whether its three Alaska papers would continue to publish long-term.
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Juneau School District faces $9.5M deficit

District leaders will have to address the deficit by the end of June, according to City Manager Katie Koester.
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Juneau will have a new parking enforcement system next year

Cameras in parking garages and on police vehicles will keep track of license plates.
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Juneau leaders consider whether – and how – to limit cruise ship visitors

Tourism Manager Alexandra Pierce says the cruise industry may be willing to discuss ship-free days, ship size limits or a daily visitor cap.
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Lawmakers hash out pet peeves over new Juneau legislative housing

Pets will be allowed in housing being prepared for legislators and staff, with apartments set to rent for $1,100 to $1,600 a month.
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Juneau’s record cruise season meant more tourists — and more complaints from locals

Even some business owners felt Juneau was at capacity this year, with visitors to the state's capital up about 40% from a year ago.
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Summer crowds can slow down Juneau’s cell service. More public Wi-Fi could help.

The more visitors use public Wi-Fi, the more space there is on cell networks for locals.
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Many of Juneau’s social services are now under one roof

The Teal Street Center, which opened this year in Juneau's Mendenhall Valley, offers its clients easier access to services and its agencies economies of scale.
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Juneau voters rejected building a new city hall — but elected candidates who support it

All four winning Juneau Assembly candidates favor the $27 million bond proposal for a new city hall voters defeated on the same Oct. 3 ballot.
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Juneau’s cold weather shelter likely will be in a Thane warehouse this winter

City leaders are moving forward with the Thane plan after a local church that housed the shelter for two years voted against doing so again this summer.
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Presbyterian leaders apologize, begin reparations for 1962 closure of Juneau church

For decades, Memorial Presbyterian Church served a primarily Alaska Native congregation as a vital part of Juneau’s Native community.
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Juneau Assembly incumbents lead, new city hall trails in initial election results

Juneau officials had counted 5,198 of the 9,137 ballots cast by Wednesday morning. A bond to fund a new city hall was failing by just 112 votes.
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10 candidates vie for 2 areawide seats on the Juneau Assembly

The pool of candidates is much larger than last year when three Juneau Assembly members ran unopposed for reelection.
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Why Juneau is again asking voters to fund a new city hall — and why opponents say no

Perhaps the most contentious race in Juneau’s Oct. 3 municipal election is between city leaders and skeptics of the need for a new city hall.
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In second vote, church congregation again declines to host Juneau’s emergency shelter

Pastor Karen Perkins said she was “stunned” by Sunday's 19-12 vote, which leaves the city with few options for housing the homeless this winter.