More permits filed to develop Field of Fireweed

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:56
Bicknell Inc. plans 24 industrial lots in Honsinger Pond area

Plans are progressing to develop the Honsinger Pond area, home to a scenic patch of wildflowers called the Field of Fireweed and an 83-acre patch of privately-owned land adjacent to Egan Highway, with a vocal group who would like to see it remain undeveloped.

Argument about stolen shoes led to stabbing, police say

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 16:23
Two victims in stable condition, suspect in custody

An argument about stolen shoes led to two hospitalizations and an arrest Tuesday night, according to a Juneau Police Department press release.

Feds, police seize drugs, make arrests at Baranof Hotel

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:29
Authorities seize meth, heroin, cocaine during bust

The Juneau Police Department assisted multiple federal agencies in intercepting a package of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine and making two arrests last week, according to a JPD release.

Crime continues to rise in state, Juneau

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 12:58
Increase in crime slowing down locally, could even decrease this year

The amount of crime in Alaska continued to rise in 2017, according to numbers released by the Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, and the number of crimes in Juneau increased at a similar rate.

Young adults become largest group in town

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:47
Population getting smaller, older in general

Juneau’s overall population is still getting older, but young adults are now the largest group in town.

Fresh blood bank: Juneau to get permanent Blood Bank of Alaska office

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:45
Blood Bank of America to open up fifth Alaska facility in Jordan Creek Mall early next year

Starting next January, blood donors in Juneau will have a permanent location to contribute to the Blood Bank of Alaska.

City might help maintain overgrown Douglas cemeteries

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:34
Ownership of cemeteries unclear as city hopes to uncover, honor local history

Ben Patterson had to pull the devil’s club and alder to the side to get a good look at the gravestone.

Early childhood education funding will not appear on October ballot

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:36
Vacancies on Assembly make difference in long-awaited vote

Despite the majority of sitting City and Borough of Juneau Assembly members being in favor of putting a child care funding initiative on the October ballot, it will not appear on the ballot.

Fire department gets funding for another ambulance crew

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 16:25
Chief expects department to be able to fill positions before October

Starting in October, Capital City Fire/Rescue will be able to have an extra ambulance staffed around the clock.

Crowded races abound in municipal election

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 17:48
Flurry of candidates register in final moments for mayor, Assembly seats

All was quiet at the Clerk’s Office at City Hall on Monday, until about 3 p.m.

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