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Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

...mismanagement, and state-appointed managers recently began evicting people after residents refused to pay $100-a-month occupancy fees for years, depriving the trust of more than $4 million.Officials say religion has nothing to do with the evictions...
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Photo: Jammed with tourists

Cruise ships dock in downtown Juneau on Wednesday. With full occupancy, the ships could have brought over 15,000 visitors to Juneau, nearly half the city's population, in a single day.
Carnival struggles in Europe, does better here

...mixed. There has been a slight increase in ship capacity in Alaska, but pricing has been lower compared to last year. Also occupancies in both Alaska and Caribbean cruises are "slightly lower" than last year, Bernstein said.Cruise ships typically sail...
HUD provides St. Vincent de Paul nearly $125,000 in grant funds

...grants for them in 2005. Austin said the shelter has received the Shelter Plus Care grants every year since 2002, and those occupancies began in 2004. HUD states a survey of those seeking emergency shelter or transitional housing in 2009 revealed 38 percent...
Mall retail options dwindle

...describes as "community-oriented" as he filled vacancies. Occupancy is between 80 and 90 percent but the mixture of tenants is...has done business there since the 1970s. He compared mall occupancies with Southeast Alaska's tides. "I've seen it rise and...
Governor's mansion not immune to Southeast weather, 100-year-old house gets major renovations

...administration's interior renovations. They have hammered, nailed, and painted through the Frank Murkowski and Palin occupancies and now the Parnell's. Prior fixes to that included complete rewiring during the Bill Sheffield reign."The common thread...
Downtown revitalization suffers setback

...Wold said. This constant turnover, rental occupancies as opposed to ownership occupancy, may have a negative affect on people's...environment. The more you have a middle class occupancy it breeds a comfort and security level that...
Once a vaudeville theater, the Palace Theater has decayed for past decade forums if people are interested, we'd certainly be willing to work with the landowner to find out what types of occupancies the building would be suitable for, we'd be very willing to engage with the owner, or somebody who was interested in...
Juneau looks to tap federal housing aid

...foreclosure notices on behalf of local nonprofits. An ideal property would be on the bus line; it would have single-room occupancies, which are in short supply; and it would have multiple units. And it would have to be headed for the auction block soon...
Deadly balcony collapse tied to rotted beams

...Hom said.Nothing in state code requires follow-up inspections of balconies after a building is issued a certificate of occupancy, unless there is major remodeling, said Brian Ferguson, deputy director of the state Department of General Services.Although...
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