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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Downtown Juneau's endless cycle: Housing versus parking 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...


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