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Empire Editorial: A taxing dilema

It looks as though the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly will begin considering another tax increase for tobacco products sold here. We hope this move isn't in lieu of making tougher decisions needed to balance the city's budget.
After months of talks, new rules for cell towers

After months of discussions the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly adopted an ordinance that will incentivize communication companies to build small, unobtrusive cellphone towers in Juneau.
Report: Fewer state, federal jobs in Juneau

Depending on your vocation, the Juneau Economic Development Council's 2014 Economic Indicators and Outlook might paint a portrait of prosperity - or a dreary job landscape.
Assembly members debate legality of discussing topics

During Monday night's Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting, each agenda item was addressed, but not without some debate.
Family of teen killed on Auke Lake sues city, two others

The family of Savannah Cayce, the 16-year-old fatally injured in a Jet Ski accident two years ago on Auke Lake, is suing the City and Borough of Juneau for damages, according to a complaint filed in Juneau Superior Court last month.
Survey: Housing still top local issue

Businesses and residents agree, the availability of affordable housing is the top barrier to economic development in Juneau, according to surveys conducted by McDowell Group and Sheinberg Associates.McDowell Group Owner and President Jim Calvin revealed this and more during a presentation on the Juneau Economic Development Plan at Monday night's Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting. Data from the past decade - including income, employment rates and more - has been collected and analyzed to build the plan's framework.
Bigger boats allowed on Auke Lake

In a close vote, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly removed the 16-foot length limit on vessels in Auke Lake and forbid flushing of motors in the lake.
Big water and sewer projects planned

It also takes a lot to keep the infrastructure up and running, city Public Works Director Kirk Duncan said. The department needs to fund about $73 million in infrastructure improvements.
Assembly hears updates on citywide projects

A City and Borough of Juneau Assembly committee convened Monday night to hear informational updates on five citywide issues and projects currently underway.
Restaurant faces penalty for unpaid utilities

The assembly held a special meeting Monday to determine the fate of Dragon Inn's liquor license, called into question due to an outstanding utility bill.


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