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Gov. signs first tax increase in 10 years

...gathering Saturday morning, Gov. Bill Walker signed the state's first tax increase in a decade into law.The new law places a cent-per-gallon tax on refined fuel at the wholesale level. The tax includes gasoline and heating oil but not aviation fuel or...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-28/gov-signs-first-tax-increase-10-years
State
Jury orders murderer to pay victim's family

...son's pre-death pain and suffering and $7.61 million in punitive damages.It's not likely the Kim family will see a cent of it, the family's attorney Mark Choate said."Unless they find out he has an oil reserve ..." Choate said, jokingly...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-17/jury-orders-murderer-pay-victims-family
Local
City granted $1.2M in Aparc lawsuit

...a court to refund the city $1.2 million after months of litigation.Unfortunately, the city will most likely never see a cent, city attorney Amy Mead said. The company has filed for bankruptcy and is seemingly defunct.The city installed its former...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-09/city-granted-12m-aparc-lawsuit
Local
Tlingit Dagger Points to Hidden History

...the meteorite became a tarnished memory, its metallic content as well. An 1890 study revealed 92.56 per cent iron and 7.11 per cent nickel, easily polished to a bright gleam.In Juneau, with the parallel creation of the new State Library...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-20/tlingit-dagger-points-hidden-history
Art
Rainy Day Reads: Words I do not know

...system, or of just the sun, earth, and moon, used to represent their relative positions and motions. Origin: early 18th cent.: named after the fourth Earl of Orrery, for whom one was made." Pictured below is an orrery showing eight planets out to...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2015-05-27/rainy-day-reads-words-i
Switch to diesel will only cost you 'fractions of a cent'

...Electric Light & Power Co. customers will only see 'fractions of a cent' in added cost to their monthly electric bill as a result of...cost to customers."In this case, it will be fractions of a cent," Driscoll said.AEL&P initially thought the outage was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-22/switch-diesel-will-only-cost-you-fracti
Local
House passes fuel tax by a hair

...A bill sponsored by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, places a cent-per-gallon tax on refined fuel at the wholesale level. The...the next fiscal year without the tax. SPAR is funded by a 5 cent-per-barrel tax on crude oil, but with steadily declining...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/houses-fuel-tax-passes-hair
State | AK legislature
Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

...158, proposed by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, suggested a cent-per-gallon increase. It passed the House by a single vote...senators cut the proposed tax increase by five hundredths of a cent, to provide what DEC has truly asked for, said Sen. Peter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/legislature-passes-gas-tax-increase-fun
State | AK legislature
Fliers get a bit of relief as summer airfares fall

...the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. With U.S. airlines burning through 42 million gallons of fuel a day, that 90-cent savings adds up quickly: $14.7 billion for the entire year if prices remain at these levels.Travelers are only seeing a...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-21/fliers-get-bit-relief-summer-airfares
Not For Web
Downtown Juneau's endless cycle: Housing versus parking

...no longer exists," Mead said in November 2014.Consultation on a new parking plan is underway, but the future of the 75-cent public parking spaces up the hill from the destroyed Gastineau building is still uncertain.The new bid notice for the North...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-10/downtown-juneaus-endless-cycle-housing-
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