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Numbers good as deadline nears for senior sales tax exemption cards

...this year raised the sales tax cap to $12,000 from $7,500, an increase of $4,500 on a single purchase.The CBJ Assembly Finance Committee also discussed a more complex sales tax regime to be applied to seniors at an April meeting but had...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/numbers-good-deadline-nears-senior-sale
Local
City granted $1.2M in Aparc lawsuit

...months before being removed late last year.A year and a half after the suit was filed, Mead announced at Monday's CBJ Assembly meeting that the federal court granted the city a summary judgment of $1.2 million on May 20."I just want to let...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-09/city-granted-12m-aparc-lawsuit
Local
Misunderstood whale tackled at chamber luncheon

...been simple at all - to find the whale a home.The city agreed to receive the whale and prepare a site. In 2008, the CBJ Assembly decided that the whale belonged on the waterfront - definitely not in the Douglas roundabout. At first the decision...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-15/misunderstood-whale-tackled-chamber-lun
Local
Putting its money where its mouth is

...the district is in a much better position for next year," JSD Director of Administration David Means said. "The CBJ Assembly Finance Committee voted to fund the district an additional $500,000 for this current school year. This new appropriation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-08/putting-its-money-where-its-mouth
Local
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
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
Middle school sports seek assistance from public

...Dryden representative), Paula Casperson (JDHS representative), Dan Larson (TMHS representative), Kristi West (CBJ Assembly/Parks & Rec representative) and community members Box, Amy Skilbred, Tom Rutecki, Karen Lawfer, Peter Ord and Luke...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-08/middle-school-sports-seek-assistance-p
Sports

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