16B plan moves along

Juneau's Assembly has denied an appeal to halt construction of two new cruise docks downtown. This leaves the courts as the remaining avenue for those who appealed the project - and they said they haven't yet decided their next course of action. Read more

City tries new approach to housing crisis

Juneau's affordable housing commission kicked off a new program that taps expertise of local developers, lenders, land owners and Realtors to find the roots of Juneau's housing shortage. Read more

Bartlett Hospital board finalizes $1.4 million Medicare, Medicaid payback settlement

Bartlett Regional Hospital board approved a settlement with the federal government to reimburse Medicare and  Medicaid $1.4 million. The City and Borough of Juneau City Manager Kim Kiefer will have the final sign-off on the settlement. Read more

Planning approves Lemon Creek gravel, SLAM staging

The City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission Tuesday night approved Secon's six-year permit to mine gravel from Lemon Creek. Read more

JEDC releases Juneau housing assessment

Juneau is starved for housing, according to a new report. To reach a "healthy" 5 percent vacancy rate, Juneau's housing market would need to add between 683 and 747 full-market and market-rate units. Read more

Planning ponders Lemon Creek gravel extraction

A local gravel contractor and a group of condominium owners await City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission deliberations on a Lemon Creek gravel extraction permit. Read more

SE population: numbers hold steady as ages increase

Southeast Alaska population numbers are not expected to change much in the next decade. However, this population is expected to get older. This can have the upshot of creating more living-wage jobs. Read more

Housing and economic development top joint meeting

The City and Borough of Juneau's Planning Commission and the Borough Assembly Thursday spent a two-hour joint meeting sharing concerns about affordable housing, economic development and shaping up the permit process. Read more

Gun range and retail store takes off with a bang

A proposed indoor gun range and retail shop near the airport has received permit approval from the City and Borough of Juneau Planning Commission Tuesday night. Read more

JEDC board to keep incumbent officers

The Juneau Economic Development Council is keeping its incumbent officers in their seats for another one-year term. JEDC's four primary officers were re-elected without objection at the board's monthly meeting on Monday. Read more

The end is near for AT&T WiMAX Internet service

AT&T's WiMAX Internet service is slated to go the way of the dodo. Customers who currently receive their home Internet through the wireless blue modem will need to find alternative service by Jan. 31, 2013. Read more

Taku Tlingit oppose Tulsequah mine

The Taku River Tlingit First Nation has announced it opposes the Tulsequah Chief hard rock mine near the Taku River in British Columbia. Chieftain Metals Inc. of Toronto, Canada owns the Tulsequah Chief Mine. Read more

Juneau Sustainability Commission gets new chair

Nancy Waterman recently stepped down as chair of the City and Borough of Juneau Sustainability Commission. Vice-Chair Kate Troll moved into the leadership role. "Temporarily," Troll said. Waterman was elected to the position in February. Read more

DEC asks Forest Service for comment on Pothole log storage

The Alaska Department of Conservation has asked the U.S. Forest Service to respond in writing to allegations that it did not provide sufficient information in its proposal to store logs in Wrangell Narrows as part of the Tonka Timber sale. Read more

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