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Barge burns near Haines

The Coast Guard closed cruise ship traffic near Haines for about 90 minutes early Sunday evening as firefighters battled a smoky blaze on a barge just a few miles south of the upper Lynn Canal town.
Wharf dredging wins OK

A proposal to dredge the North Steamship Wharf received unanimous approval from Juneau's Assembly on Monday after it was defeated in a tie vote two weeks ago.
Cruise ship boom may mean more Alaska trips

Disney Cruise Line, the maritime arm of the Walt Disney Co. vacation empire, began building new ships a few years ago. This year, for the first time, Disney will send one of its three ships - the Disney Wonder - to Alaska.It is already in Alaskan waters, and Saturday it will make the first of its many weekly visits to Juneau.Disney isn't alone in expanding its fleet. All the major cruise lines that visit Juneau are building new ships, and they're spending billions to do so.
Cruise ship wastewater standards testimony heard

A dissenting member of the science advisory panel asked legislators to slow down work on a set of bills that would alter a citizens initiative requirement for cruise ship waste water discharge.
City panel opposes moratorium on dock

A new city port development committee, meeting for the first time Thursday, recommended against imposing a moratorium on new dock construction in downtown Juneau.
Candidates exhibit their similarities

Juneau Assembly and School Board candidates showed more similarities than differences at the League of Women Voters' forum Wednesday.
Cruise ship industry employee says he would not work for repeal of $5 marine passenger fee

Andrew Green has taken a low profile in his campaign for the District 2 Juneau Assembly seat.
Two groups mobilize over airport prop

Among all the projects on Proposition 1, the airport expansion probably generates the least excitement among voters. But two groups were recently organized to change that.
My Turn: Juneau should seize Redfern opportunity

Juneau needs a shot in its economic arm. We need new creative ideas. Mining is a part of Juneau's history, and we have an opportunity for an economic boost from the reopening of Redfern Resources' Tulsequah Chief Mine in British Columbia, 40 miles northeast of Juneau.
Airport asks for $300,000 piece of cruise tax

After missing out on eight years of head tax collected on cruise ship passengers, the Juneau International Airport wants its share of the pie.


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