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Recycling center temporarily closed

...falling apart at the seams." Pictures of the old baler showing it held together with duct tape were presented to the CBJ Assembly.Assembly members allocated $650,000 to purchase a new baler for the recycling facility. The machine is expected...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-22/recycling-center-temporarily-closed
Local
Taking a bite out of 'chew'

...of cigarettes by $2, making the total pack price close to $11, effective April 1. The ordinance approved by the CBJ Assembly also added electronic cigarettes to its designations of "tobacco-related products," which are currently taxed at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/taking-bite-out-chew
Local
Empire Editorial: Daylight saving time is a necessary inconvenience

...two-hour time difference.Juneau in particular has struggled with time troubles. In 1979, Mayor Bill Overstreet and the CBJ Assembly tried to move Juneau from Pacific Time to Yukon Time in order to reduce the two-hour difference between Juneau and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-11/empire-editorial-daylight-saving-time
Opinion
Letter: Juneau's pools need a different direction

...our community-owned ski area, it should work for our pools, and Juneau voters recognize that. It's time for the CBJ assembly to implement the wish of the voters and give the community a chance to run its pools. As the voters have shown, if...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-08/letter-juneaus-pools-need-different-d
Letters
Assembly adds pot to secondhand smoke ordinance

...businesses can apply for a license to sell marijuana. The first legal pot shops are expected to open in 2016. The CBJ Assembly may reconsider public use regulations based on the state's decisions at that time.? Contact reporter Stephanie Shor...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-04/public-place-pot-nowhere
Local
CBJ holds hope to sell lot for housing

...460,000 to install a 40-space parking lot at the corner of North Franklin and Second Street. In April 2014, the CBJ Assembly opened a 30-day period to accept proposals for sale of the land, valued at about $530,000 according to CBJ Lands...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-04/cbj-holds-hope-sell-lot-housing
Local
Increased cigarette tax to get public hearing

...hold a public hearing on an increase to the cigarette excise tax Feb. 2.As part of its consent agenda Monday, the CBJ Assembly approved City Manager Kim Kiefer's recommendation to set a public hearing at the next regular Assembly meeting for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/%E2%80%A2-tax-pack-will-climb-1-3-%E2%8
Local
Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

...locations for smoking include any enclosed spaces such as bus terminals, office buildings, bars and restaurants.The CBJ Assembly's proposal comes on the heels of an announcement by Gov. Bill Walker that he's exploring the possibility of a 90-day...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/assembly-pitches-1-year-delay-opening-p
Local
City could buy burnt-out Gastineau Apartments

...Barrett is aware that we are up for purchasing the property directly," city attorney Amy Mead said at Monday's CBJ Assembly meeting at City Hall. Mead said Barrett had expressed an intention to get a second appraisal of the property a couple...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-09/city-could-buy-burnt-out-gastineau-apar
Local
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...manufacturers," said Dr. Kristen Cox of the National Council on Drug Dependence. Cox gave a presentation in October to the CBJ Assembly of the Whole concerning the social and monetary benefits of increasing taxes on tobacco products.The Finance Committee...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/local-cost-smoking-may-float-higher
Local

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