Katie Anastas, KTOO - Juneau
Tourism Manager Alexandra Pierce says the cruise industry may be willing to discuss ship-free days, ship size limits or a daily visitor cap.
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.
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.
The more visitors use public Wi-Fi, the more space there is on cell networks for locals.
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.
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.
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.
For decades, Memorial Presbyterian Church served a primarily Alaska Native congregation as a vital part of Juneau’s Native community.
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.
The pool of candidates is much larger than last year when three Juneau Assembly members ran unopposed for reelection.
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.
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.
South and Central American students could be key to staffing Juneau’s Eaglecrest ski area this winter
In the first full week of September, Eaglecrest’s job postings had more than 7,000 views. But just six adults who applied met the qualifications.
After escaping the house that tumbled into the river and then spending weeks in the woods, somehow Leo is in pretty good shape.
Pastor Karen Perkins said there was tremendous demand for the shelter last winter, and the church needs more money to provide enough staffing.
The previous version, which offered $6,000 grants, expired in June. The new grants will be $13,500.
The city is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Juneau Police Department.
Nate Rumsey will succeed David Keith, who abruptly resigned after a report that the hospital was inadequately caring for behavioral health patients.
Juneau residents whose homes were lost or damaged during last weekend’s flooding can now apply for financial assistance from the state.
Huna Totem Corporation’s Aak’w Landing project will also include a culture and science center, retail space and underground parking.