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Holland America Line now accepting grant applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line Inc. Community Advisory Board for grants to local service and nonprofit groups in Juneau.The CAB is comprised of Juneau civic and business leaders who advise Holland America...
Letter to the Editor: We're mad as hell and not going to take it exemptions? Property taxes going up? Cuts in local services and facilities? School funding cuts resulting local governments to support schools and other local services. The billions of dollars lost to Alaskans from SB...
Rural Alaska telecom services to be expanded

...spurs to Nome, Kotzebue, Barrow, Wainwright, Prudhoe Bay, Point Hope and Shemya.From there, it will be up to local service providers to tap into the service and distribute it to customers.If approved, work could begin in 2014, although...
Alaska Editorial: Payments are nonnegotiable

...receipts on national forest lands. It is the federal contribution to help pay for schools, emergency services and other local services that the industry would have generated funds for if it hadn't been drastically reduced.The payments weren't...
My Turn: Why Project Homeless Connect matters

...what remain to be improved upon in Juneau's continuum of care. In speaking with clients en masse on a single day, local service providers can find out where they are succeeding and how they could work more effectively to heal and help. On the bigger...
James Arthur Sanford-Locher

...Georgia) Locher, Tom Locher, Norval (Barb Cadiente) Nelson, numerous cousins, and his pet dog, Sparkles.No local services are currently scheduled. Remembrances may be sent in James' name to the Gastineau Humane Society or another charity...
Weekend healthcare event to focus on veterans

...are eligible for, as well as other community services that are available to them.Hoffman-DeVoe said 13 VA and local service agencies will be in attendance, including the Division of Public Assistance, the Central Council Tlingit & Haida...
Empire editorial: Calendar works against passage of statewide sales tax

...provided by the Alaska Municipal League (AML), 88 communities in Alaska depend on a general sales tax to pay for local services. Juneau is one such community. With a 3 percent state sales tax, 62 communities would face total sales tax rates...
Senate rejects income tax

...He complained about unorganized areas of the state "freeloading" at the expense of urban Alaskans, who support local services with property taxes, and he also continued his regular attacks on the North Slope Borough, which he contends siphons...
What do you think?

...are only taxed when you are working. The sales tax is regressive and takes away from how local governments pay for local services. There are only two ways that all of us can share in the financial burden of the state of Alaska. The sales tax...


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