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No 'starter homes' sold in past year

...having been accomplished over the last few years. "We're hearing the same things over and over," McDougal said.Assembly member Mary Becker urged the builders to stay motivated to get more housing projects finished in town."We feel like we...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/no-starter-homes-sold-past-year
Local
Juneau resident gets state director appointment

A former Juneau Assembly member has been named the state director of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.Sara Chambers has led...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/juneau-resident-gets-state-director-app
State | Local
Bigger boats allowed on Auke Lake

...limit versus only enforcing a speed limit."The safety issue of the larger boats has proven to be a non-issue," assembly member Randy Wanamaker said. Speed, he said, is the most important thing to enforce to ensure safety on the lake.Parks...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-08/bigger-boats-allowed-auke-lake
Local
Sitka ban keeps kids from places that allow smoking

...and clubs can't designate themselves as non-smoking venues for special events and allow smoking on other days.Assembly member Phyllis Hackett said the purpose was to clarify intent of the 2005 law. She said she believes the original law intended...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-11/sitka-ban-keeps-kids-places-allow-smoki
Local
Sitka Assembly goes paperless with new iPads

SITKA - In an effort to cut down on providing printed materials, the Sitka assembly has gone paperless.Each assembly member and top staffers have all been provided new iPads as part of the effort.Previously each member received a packet...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-19/sitka-assembly-goes-paperless-new-ipads
State
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...BudgetShortfallPacket.pdf. One thing is certain, the city's financial landscape is changing. Contact your assembly member and let them know what's important to you. Kiefer will present detailed budget cut scenarios at the Assembly Finance...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-24/thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
Juneau community members speak up

...amazing, and hard. I want to be supportive."AEL&P president and general manager Tim McLeod is also a member. Assembly member Mary Becker is also on the council.Amy Skilbred and Tom Rutecki each discovered the other was on the council the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-08/juneau-community-members-speak
Local
Assembly member Chambers will not seek re-election

Juneau Assembly member Sara Chambers, who has a 7-month-old baby, said Wednesday she...seek re-election. She said being a mother, business owner and Assembly member was the tipping point for her decision. "I don't think having...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072309/loc_468376469.shtml
Native groups to meet in Petersburg

...borough government to donate space at the community gym for the Grand Camp for out-of-town delegates.Petersburg assembly member John Hoag said he was torn on the issue of volunteering space for the event. Petersburg Parks and Recreation officials...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-03/native-groups-meet-petersburg
State
Passengers weigh in on new transit plan

...area where we just can't get people close to their jobs, and that's a really important hole we need to fill," Assembly member Jesse Kiehl told the consultants presenting to the Assembly.Jim Lefebvre, a 57-year-old regular commuter...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-19/passengers-weigh-new-transit-plan
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