My Turn: Road makes no economic sense

...other material in the Juneau Access draft supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. Even so, DOT Commissioner Pat Kemp and Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost deserve credit for authorizing and publishing this careful and credible economic study. Kemp and Yost...
Police & Fire for Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

...building on Marine Way. A small trash fire was extinguished prior to CCFR's arrival. Investigation turned over to JPD and deputy fire marshal. JPD assisted with investigation.? At 11:20 p.m. Monday, basic life support care was given to a man on...
Juneau transportation heads for transformation

...times, led to the creation of this finalized plan."What we have here reflects drivers' concerns and input," Troll said.Deputy City Manager Rob Steedle confirmed that one particular concern for drivers is the left turn onto Davis Avenue toward Lemon Creek...
City officials launch daycare reform

...providers can operate at a cost-effective capacity.Kako-Gehring met with Sen. Dennis Egan, Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl, Deputy Mayor Mary Becker and Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, on Tuesday to brainstorm revisions to the limit on the number of children...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 17, 2014

...refused to concede despite trailing by a wider margin than the governor's race.Thumbs down to the flu. Dr. Michael Cooper, deputy state epidemiologist, announced last week that flu season is off to a sneezing start. So far this month, the state has confirmed...
City seeks applicants for council positions

...Directors and the Planning Commission are due by Dec. 1, and all others are on a rolling deadline. For more information, contact Deputy Clerk Beth McEwen at (907) 586-0203 or at a complete list of open positions and application...
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...percent since the last tax hike in 2009. Juneau's annual tobacco revenue has decreased by 4 percent during the same time. Deputy Mayor Mary Becker inquired about other Alaskan communities that have raised tobacco sales taxes recently. Cox responded that...
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science

...WhaleFest usually deals with what happens under the waves, some of the technology at this year's show is up in the air. As deputy director of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration at UAF's Geophysical Institute, Ro Bailey specializes...
State vague on update for cleaning Fairbanks air

...lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease. The young and the elderly are most vulnerable.DEC Deputy Commissioner Lynn Kent said frigid winters in Fairbanks, where temperatures get colder than 40 below zero, makes it difficult...
Tall Timbers granted right to appeal

...appeal made by Tall Timbers, which ultimately was approved by the Assembly. "Do you think this is something we should do?" Deputy Mayor Mary Becker asked Mead. Mead said she didn't see any reason to reject the appeal process.Assemblyman Jerry Nankervis...


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