City government meetings for the week of Jan. 16-22


• All city offices and JSD schools are closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



• The Juneau School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. for the evaluation of the superintendent in the Central Office Conference Room, second floor. It will be held in executive session.

• The Docks and Harbors Operations Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the Port/Customs Conference Room.

• The Airport Board will hold a worksession at 5 p.m. in the Airport Alaska Room to review the conceptual pre-design documents of the Phase II Terminal Renovation. The public is invited for discussion.

• The Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors Finance Committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Robert F. Valliant Center Boardroom.

• The JSD School Board Budget Committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the Juneau-Douglas High School Library.



• The Assembly will meet with Juneau's Legislative Delegation at 7:30 a.m. in Assembly Chambers.

• The Historic Resources Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. in City Hall Conference Room No. 224.

• The Juneau Community Legislative Welcome Reception will take place at 5 p.m. in Centennial Hall.

• The Juneau Commission on Sustainability will meet at 5:30 p.m. for a worksession in the Downtown Library Large Conference Room.



• The Sister Cities Committee will meet at noon in the Downtown Library Small Conference Room.

• The Docks and Harbors CIP/Planning Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers.

• The Utilities Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Public Works (Lemon Creek Shop) Building Conference Room.

• The city will host a Citizens Academy about the Finance Department at 6 p.m. in the Nugget Mall Community Room.


Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:41

This Day in Juneau History: Jan. 22, 1987

On Jan. 22, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper prepared to discuss the final part of his fiscal plan: budget cuts. The total amount suggested to be cut by his temporary cabinet was $300 million, which tore funding from a variety of different programs. However, although what propositions Cowper accepted were still a mystery, Press Secretary David Ramseur confirmed that the cuts he did accept totaled at about $200 million. Cowper was to give a speech directly to the Alaska Legislature discussing the specifics of his recommended cuts.

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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:40

Fire calls for Jan. 22, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to

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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 07:40

Man caught with 3 pounds of meth on Southeast Alaska-bound ferry sentenced to 20 months

A 21-year-old man who was caught transporting three pounds of methamphetamine — reportedly the largest seizure in Southeast Alaska in at least 10 years— on the ferry between Bellingham and Ketchikan last May was “a patsy, plan and simple,” his defense attorney argued.

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