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Most seniors support equal taxes

The Juneau Assembly Chamber was packed with senior citizens Thursday to weigh in on potential changes the city's senior sales tax exemption.
United Way of Southeast Alaska ushers in the new year

United Way of Southeast Alaska, formed in 1974 and incorporated in 1979, enters the new year with new board members and an invitation to agencies and organizations to partner with the nonprofit.
Around Town

Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events
Jim Scholz withdraws from Assembly race

Candidate Jim Scholz withdrew today from the race for the District 2 seat on the Juneau Assembly and endorsed fellow candidate Randy Wanamaker.
No additional taxes needed

Last Thursday, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors went on record unanimously supporting the Juneau-Douglas School District's schematic plans for the new Valley high school.
Education increase receives Finance approval

The Senate Finance Committee approved an increase to the per-student Base Student Allocation for education on Thursday, despite acknowledgement it was opposed by Gov. Sean Parnell.
Think of the future and vote 'no'

W hat a vigorous and thoughtful discussion Juneau is having about the new high school. I
Alaska Briefs

David Stone files to run for Assembly; Senior aid program draws 11,000 applicants; Caribou quota reduced; Murkowski turns down Greenpeace invitation; Stevens: Bridge, railroad expansion top priorities
Survey says Juneau split on road debate

Juneau residents are divided over whether to build a road to Skagway or improve Lynn Canal ferry service, according to a study released this week by the State Department of Transportation. Haines and Skagway overwhelmingly support improved ferry service, according to the poll conducted this summer by the Juneau-based McDowell Group.
Chamber boosts Valley school plan

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce board of directors has passed a resolution urging the Juneau Assembly to support the school district's plan to build $62 million Mendenhall Valley high school, chamber President Jim Scholz announced Friday. "I don't believe there was any resistance at all for moving forward with this project," Scholz said. The district has proposed building a 1,050-student high school at Dimond Park that could open in 2006. The school would be roughly the size of Juneau-Douglas High School and would have an auditorium and two gymnasiums.


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