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For schools, cities can't do it alone

...state legislature. Cities and boroughs can't do it alone, however...The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly increased the local...Legislature. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly voted to...year's cap. The Mat-Su Borough Assembly passed $1.35 million...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-20/schools-cities-cant-do-it-alone
Letters
The business of beer

...festival's two.Leslie Ross, tourism director for the Haines Borough, said the festival is comparable to having a large cruise...tents on Haines' beaches and in its parks, something the borough plans for every year, Ross said.Jessica Edwards has been...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-24/business-beer
Local
New bill promises Alaska a share of Arctic oil revenue

...directly. The other half would go to boroughs and municipalities, mostly the Northwest Arctic Borough and the North Slope Borough.After...Seven and a half percent would go to boroughs and municipalities, and 12.5 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-18/new-bill-promises-alaska-share-arctic-o
State
Tall Timbers appeal denied

...more than a year of legal back-and-forth, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly shot down an appeal of a planning commission...approved a $321 million operating budget for the City and Borough of Juneau and another $87 million for the Juneau School District...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/tall-timbers-appeal-denied
Local
Dimond hot tub to be closed

The Dimond Park Aquatic Center's hot tub will be closed Friday through Tuesday for maintenance.The City and Borough of Juneau announced the closure by email last week.The leisure pool and the lap pool will remain open.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-21/dimond-hot-tub-be-closed
Local
Beyond Cheech and Chong

...about it - to retail storefronts in 16 months," Kiehl said. "That's the challenge."Kiehl is a member of the City and Borough of Juneau's marijuana policy committee, along with fellow Assembly members Mary Becker, Debbie White and Maria Gladziszewski...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-22/beyond-cheech-and-chong
Local
Around town Friday, May 22

...their friends are invited to gather to relax and decompress from the work week.Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m., 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: 463-5680 or 463-5690.Dan Hopson's classical guitar...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-22/around-town-friday-may-22
Local
Empire Editorial: Legislature's logjam puts control in hands of cities, boroughs

...why couldn't Haines manage its state forest better than the state?He argues that turning over the forest to the Haines Borough makes logical sense. Given legislators' pattern of action this year, we can't say we disagree.While the Alaska Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-06/empire-editorial-legislatures-logjam-
Opinion
See the future in flowers

...Rasmuson grant - to be a bit less thrilling.One doesn't want too much excitement with a budget, though. While other City and Borough of Juneau programs are experiencing drastic cuts, the arboretum is somewhat shielded from such drama due to an endowment the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/see-future-flowers
Outdoors
Youth fishing events announced across Southeast

...on Saturday, June 27 at the Yakutat Small Boat Harbor. Partners include the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, City and Borough of Yakutat, National Park Service and various businesses. Activities include fishing, food, fly tying, casting competition...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/youth-fishing-events-announced-acros
Outdoors

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