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City workers shouldering more after job cuts

A couple months after the fiscal year 2015 budget was adopted, cuts have become real for a group of city employees who lost their jobs to help balance an approximately $6 million shortfall.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/city-workers-shouldering-more-after-job
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City may lose deputy fire marshal, basketball league and summer ice rink hours

City Manager Kim Kiefer proposed an additional $1.6 million in cuts to city services and jobs at Wednesday's City and Borough of Juneau Assembly finance committee meeting. The proposal is on top of $3.6 million in cuts proposed by the manager in early April, most of which have already been approved by the Assembly to help balance a $15 million city budget deficit over the next two years.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-01/city-may-lose-deputy-fire-marshal-baske
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Budget proposal slashes 19 city jobs to balance books

Presenting recommended cuts to balance Juneau's $12 million deficit, city manager Kim Kiefer listed 19.29 full-time positions that may be cut in the next two fiscal years.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-03/budget-proposal-slashes-19-city-jobs-ba
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Assembly will hear Field of Fireweed appeal

A local construction company is appealing the city's decision last month to deny rezoning the area dubbed the "Field of Fireweed." The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly unanimously voted Monday to accept Bicknell, Inc.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-25/assembly-will-hear-field-fireweed-appea
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Kodiak clears trees to expand cemetery

KODIAK - On a grave decorated with flowers and a single pink flamingo, there was a small plaque: "Where gardens grow, God walks." Until Monday, that grave and plaque were shaded by towering green spruce trees. No more.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-21/kodiak-clears-trees-expand-cemetery
State
City to upgrade emergency communication, preparedness still key

After the recent earthquake, residents were shaken and wondering where to best get information and instruction.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-01-14/city-upgrade-emergency-communication-pr
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Public hears some OHV site possibilites

...we've been here all week and we've been to the site and we still had some questions about the vision."The Parks and Recreation department believes this is the most viable piece of land for such use.The idea is to disperse users on well-designed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-21/public-hears-some-ohv-site-possibilites
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Assembly delays Auke Lake ordinance revisions

The Borough Assembly Committee of the Whole gathered Monday night and rejected recommended revisions to the Auke Lake Management Plan.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-06/assembly-delays-auke-lake-ordinance-rev
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Wind storm yields time capsule - of sorts

A 110-foot Sitka spruce flagpole that has been a downtown Anchorage landmark for decades blew down in Tuesday night's wind storm, snapped violently at its base.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-07/wind-storm-yields-time-capsule-sorts
State
Under-bridge site development gets a boost at PRAC meeting

Plans for a bronze humpback whale sculpture beneath the Juneau-Douglas Bridge received the unanimous backing of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Tuesday evening, while the committee also heard more about the Juneau Maritime Center proposed to share the site.Whale Project secretary Kay Diebels said artist R.T. "Skip" Walden approved of the site, which was formerly occupied by the Public Works Department, for the whale sculpture.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-08-08/under-bridge-site-development-gets-boos
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