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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Scott Rinkenberger, Airfield Maintenance & Operations Superintendent at the Juneau International Airport, shows how their broom vehicle cannot fit into their current maintenance shop during repairs.

Airport project would cost the taxpayers

Away from the hustle and bustle of Juneau's airport terminal stands a 1960s building with a big job to do and a whole lot of problems. The Juneau International Airport snow removal equipment facility, or SREF, doesn’t look like much, but it is at the center of a decades-long project that took a turn this month when airport management said it was changing its plan.

 

by KATIE MORITZ

Drug busts lead to felony charges for trio

Three Juneau residents caught selling drugs to confidential police informants are now behind bars on felony drug misconduct charges. A Juneau grand jury on Friday indicted sisters Jessica A. Worthington and Dana L.
EMILY RUSSO MILLER

Makerspace finds location for workshop, classes and more

A growing group of makers has at last found a space for their tools, projects and inevitable messes - they just have to clean up the current mess first. In January, Sam Bornstein held Juneau Makerspace's first meeting at the Downtown...
MELISSA GRIFFITHS

Runway ready for takeoff

Aircraft flying into the capital city will once again touch down on the Juneau International Airport's runway now that a resurfacing project years in the making has been completed.
KATIE MORITZ

Water and sewer fees rise today

The majority of Juneauites will see an increase to their water and wastewater bills starting today. The increase is part of a multi-year city water rate ramp-up that began in January. Rates are scheduled to rise again July 1 every year...
KATIE MORITZ

Photo: Lupine on the ridge

Arctic Lupine are shown in bloom on Juneau Ridge. Lupines are common throughout Southeast Alaska and are one of the first wildflowers of the spring and summer season.

Assembly approves raise for city manager

City and Borough of Juneau manager Kim Kiefer will receive a 3 percent raise in the coming fiscal year, bringing her salary to $153,824.32 annually.
KATIE MORITZ

Tough budget decisions remain

JUNEAU - It took two special sessions for Alaska legislators to agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction in the state's available revenue.
Becky Bohrer

Around town for Wednesday, July 1

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details:...

Police & Fire for Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Assault • At 10:18...
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