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My Turn: Child care shortage an economic development barrier

In Juneau, there are nearly 2,500 kids under age 6, but despite the fact that most parents in our town cannot afford to stay at home, there are only 519 licensed child care slots. This shortage impacts local businesses as well as...
Juneau needs an improved fireworks policy

...attempts made by the public to create a fireworks policy for our town over the last few years.The bottom line is the public...notice or opportunity for the public to give input, to lift our town's long-standing ban on private firework displays...
Around Our Town coupon book returns

...created coupon books, called "Around Our Town," which allow local businesses to advertise in. Around Our Town also gives a portion of the proceeds...people in crisis each year. "Around Our Town believes that people in our community...
This round is on me: A tribute to Joe on the 132nd anniversary of our town name

...all just backstory. The story of our town is not that it is named after Harris...history when a new vote was taken and our town was named "Juneau." Joe Juneau...whatever it is they fancy most. Because our town name is proof that people really do...
My Turn: Downtown monoculture squeezing out small businesses

...everyone knew each other and even though our town was spread out, our community hire abroad. The population of our town swells, and many of our streets become...businesses, which is why so much of our town gets boarded up in the offseason...
Friday's Sound and Motion to focus on Treasures from the State Film Library

...earthquake in honor of the 50th anniversary of the event; "Juneau: Alaska's Capital City," a 1960s documentary about our town produced by the late National Geographer photographer and Juneau resident Amos Burg; and, just in time for Seward's...
Around town for Friday, March 21

...Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St. Details: 789-0965.Juneau Explorers: Museums & Exhibition Spaces in Our Town, 12:30-5 p.m., Juneau Douglas City Museum."Dopeless Hope-fiends" NA meeting, 5-6 p.m. Rainforest...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...We gave a thumbs up to the beautiful weather last week, but that has led to a big thumbs down - a shortage of water in our town. The City and Borough of Juneau posted a notice Friday asking residents to conserve water because supplies are lower...
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Around town for Tuesday, March 18

...Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Barbra, 790-1029. Juneau Explorers: Museums & Exhibition Spaces in Our Town, 12:30-5 p.m., Juneau Douglas City Museum.New parents group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Family...
Around town for Monday, March 17

...environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Velja, 321-4988. Juneau Explorers: Museums & Exhibition Spaces in Our Town, 12:30-5 p.m., Juneau Douglas City Museum.Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details...


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