Katie Anastas, KTOO - Juneau

Katie Anastas, KTOO - Juneau
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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.
Juneau City Hall

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.

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.
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Leo the cat, missing since Juneau’s record flood, is safe

After escaping the house that tumbled into the river and then spending weeks in the woods, somehow Leo is in pretty good shape.
a church

Juneau pastor says church needs more funding to run city’s warming shelter

Pastor Karen Perkins said there was tremendous demand for the shelter last winter, and the church needs more money to provide enough staffing.
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Juneau Assembly approves bigger grants for building mother-in-law apartments

The previous version, which offered $6,000 grants, expired in June. The new grants will be $13,500.
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2 children were hurt after someone bear-sprayed a slide at Juneau’s Twin Lakes Park

The city is asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Juneau Police Department.
Bartlett Regional Hospital

Juneau hospital board picks interim CEO after resignations

Nate Rumsey will succeed David Keith, who abruptly resigned after a report that the hospital was inadequately caring for behavioral health patients.
a Juneau building

Juneau homeowners can apply for state assistance, stabilize riverbanks after flooding

Juneau residents whose homes were lost or damaged during last weekend’s flooding can now apply for financial assistance from the state.

Juneau planners approve $150M waterfront project including new cruise ship dock

Huna Totem Corporation’s Aak’w Landing project will also include a culture and science center, retail space and underground parking.
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Juneau leaders declare local emergency after record flooding

The city has condemned eight buildings, displacing about 20 households.
Bartlett Regional Hospital

Juneau hospital’s CEO and CFO resign

The resignations come after a board member said management and staffing problems led to inadequate care of behavioral health patients.
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Curious Juneau: Why does Alaska’s Capitol building have a ground floor?

Juneau's steep streets influenced the layout of the Capitol, built in 1931 before Alaska became a state.
a Juneau bus

As Mendenhall Glacier hits tour capacity, Juneau visitors are opting for the city bus

With tour bus visits to the Mendenhall Glacier sold out halfway through the season, tourists are increasingly using the city bus to get there.
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Juneau School District will cut 2 positions, dip into savings to fill budget gap

The district built its budget around a $430 higher base student allocation, before Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed half of a school funding increase.
Juneau homes

Juneau Assembly approves short-term rental registration program

City leaders say the program, approved Monday, will help ensure operators are paying sales tax and provide data on the growing short-term market.
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Dunleavy’s education funding veto leaves Juneau School District with budget gap

Juneau School District leaders built a budget around an assumed $430 increase to the base student allocation. The governor's veto makes that $340.
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Dangerous Juneau intersection to see stopgap safety measures after deadly crash

A fatal crash Saturday on Egan Drive near Juneau's Fred Meyer is the latest of 50 crashes at the same intersection over the past decade.

Juneau Assembly to consider registration program for short-term rentals

A registration program would be a first step toward regulating and taxing short-term rentals in Juneau, like those listed on AirBnB or VRBO.