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Local employees volunteer for Day of Caring

United Way of Southeast Alaska is holding their annual Day of Caring this Thursday, Oct. 1.
Child care business assistance open house

The Association for the Education of Young Children and Thread is hosting an open house on starting a child care business on Thursday, Sept 17 from noon-1 p...
United Way gives Community Impact Awards

United Way of Southeast Alaska presented Community Impact Grant awards totaling $30,273 to eleven regional non-profit organizations from a pool of twelve applicants.
Proposed ordinance would remove barrier to childcare centers in homes

In a move to grow the shrinking child care pool in the capital city, homeowners who want to start facilities in their houses will no longer have to seek a permit from the city if a proposed ordinance is successful.
Family Fishing Day happening June 13

The public is invited this year's annual Family Fishing Day at the Lake from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at Twin Lakes. The emphasis for this popular, free community event is family, fishing and fun.
Child care crisis discussion gains focus

A group of residents who came together to brainstorm solutions for Juneau's child care woes are seeking a megaphone for their shouts.
Kinders of the woods

On a recent morning in the Twin Lakes area, a group of kids climbed a root wad, pretending it was an engine. They walked under devil's club and through ferns, looking for blueberries. They dug in a creek to see what treasures they could find.
Support group changes location, time

Starting this month, the Beyond Baby Blues support group for pregnant and new mothers experiencing sadness or anxiety will meet the second Saturday every month at Harborview Elementary School. Sessions are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Empire Editorial: Daycare proposal is a good start to fixing persistent problem

On Tuesday night, the Juneau Planning Commission voted in favor of a proposed ordinance that will remove a significant hurdle for new childcare businesses here.
Daycare: Juneau's new crisis

Move over, affordable housing. There's a new crisis in town.


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