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Gastineau demo bid OK'd

Shortly after the city attorney swore in Juneau's new mayor and two returning Assembly members, it was back to business with the awarding of a contract to demolish the twice-burned Gastineau Apartments.
City cuts small park space for housing

About an acre of land previously planned as park space associated with the Marine Park and Seawalk will be set aside for a potential housing project.
City granted $1.2M in Aparc lawsuit

A company that sold a faulty parking system to the City and Borough of Juneau has been ordered by a court to refund the city $1.2 million after months of litigation. Unfortunately, the city will most likely never see a cent, city attorney Amy Mead said.
Downtown Juneau's endless cycle: Housing versus parking

Some downtown business owners are pleading with the city not to take away the North Franklin parking lot.
Around town for Monday, March 23

Open Lab Computer Training, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Individual and small group instruction available for computer skills and online job search guidance. Free. Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10-11 a.m.
Empire Editorial: Some Assembly members playing word games

About 59 percent of Juneau voters said "yes" to Proposition 1, enabling the creation of an empowered pool board to oversee Juneau's two pools, during the October 2014 municipal election.
Empowered pool board remains on starting block

While some may have thought they were near the finish line for deciding whether to create an empowered board for Juneau's pools, a flood of questions during Monday evening's City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting sent the issue to another committee instead.Months after voters gave the assembly the option to create an empowered board, the Assembly is looking at the option, but there are philosophical differences in how assembly members approach the potential for a board.
Tall Timbers' appeal mulled

The battle for Haven House, a transitional home for released female prisoners, may be coming to a close.
City officials weigh fines, regulations for marijuana

Although the state has banned marijuana use in public, Juneau officials are taking their own steps to clarify regulations covering recreational pot in the capital city.
Transit passengers vent about changes

Immediately following the first snowfall of the season, Juneau residents condemned sidewalk-clearing procedures in light of the new Capital Transit Plan's elimination of routes.


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