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View from a resident turned cruise tourist

...If there are better places to go, for example, the local head tax may indeed scare cruise companies away to other unique...state-enacted regional head tax should be imposed and the local head tax repealed. Juneau will ultimately benefit from a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072701/opE_TurnTourist.shtml
Opinion
Neighbors Digest

Local Head Start participates in USDA child, adult food program Sound off on the important issues at Tlingit and Haida Head Start announces...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101106/nei_20061011005.shtml
Neighbors
Cruise ship rebate goes back to Senate Judiciary Committee

...a bill designed to credit cruise ship passengers for local head taxes. Sound off on the important issues at The measure...cap a voter-approved $50 passenger head tax so that local head taxes - like Juneau's $8 a head tax or Ketchikan's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051007/sta_20070510019.shtml
News
Cruise ship tax bill could cut $10 million from state revenue

A bill crafted to credit cruise ship passengers for local head taxes could subtract at least $10 million in rebates...tax in the future. Under the measure, up to $10 in local head taxes would be eligible for a state credit. "It makes...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042607/sta_20070426020.shtml
News
Community briefs

...services are available in some communities for infants and toddlers. Contact Head Start at 1-800-344-1432 or the local Head Start before May 23 for more information. Adult education center to hold graduation The Juneau Adult Education Center...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051999/Com_cbriefs.html
Comm
Senators propose own head tax bill

...week by Gov. Sean Parnell. It rolls back the tax from $46 a passenger to $34.50, and allows deeper offsets for local head taxes for ships stopping in Juneau and Ketchikan. Absent, though, are the tax credits Parnell sought for certain corporations...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033110/reg_598534665.shtml
Regional News
Glacier 10K, mile races draw 131

...result, there are currently no personal activity fees associated with joining the JDHS track and field team. Many locals head to the starting line each year to support the track and field team, but many others just show up for the sake of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040509/spo_426108628.shtml
Black makes valuable addition to understanding of Alaska history

...Russians used a socioeconomic and political strategy in North America similar to that used in Siberia, imposing the local head tax (yasak) and strengthening their influence. The colonization of the eastern territories was quite elaborate. One...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041009/boo_427821734.shtml
Drug officers storm wrong N. Pole home

...next door." Drug enforcement officers had a search warrant for next door, but Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Jeff Manns, local head of the statewide drug enforcement unit, said they didn't clearly see the address posted in small letters at the end...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071902/sta_drugbust.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ship dilutes the bacteria to undetectable levels within short distances. Joe Geldhof of Juneau, co-author of the local head tax, said that the industry is trying to improve its environmental performance but it's not happening at a pace that's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042201/Ins_Cruise.shtml

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