ANCHORAGE - Gov.
Larry Glackin would like to make it easier for Juneau residents to take an afternoon off work. His company, Ice Communications Inc., is poised to offer broadband wireless Internet service in downtown Juneau, Lena Point, and most of Douglas. The company hooked up its first customer in Juneau on Oct. 15.
Local fishermen snapped up the last packages of herring from stores last week, but one of two major producers that sell the bait in Alaska said it probably won't fill all 200 backorders until July.
Dust off the hoochies, shine the spoons. It could be awhile before Juneau is flush in herring bait again.
Cruise ship companies are making about $1 million in charitable donations in Southeast Alaska this year, say
Cubicle workers of the world - you've heard of an "open-door policy," but how about an open-office policy? Some innovative companies are breaking down walls in favor of a more open floor plan without so-called offices.
Terry Miller, of Miller Construction, the firm performing the Willoughby Avenue repaving and construction project for the state, said his company repaired two longstanding breaks in a water main in the vicinity of the Fiddlehead Restaurant. The breaks were about 150 feet apart.
House Bill 416, sponsored by Fairbanks Republican Rep. Pete Kelly, would have required the Alaska Public Utilities Commission to come up with rules governing long distance access charges and begin allowing competition by the end of 1998.
If a rider attached to a funding bill by Sen. Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican, becomes law, the Forest Service's regional office in Juneau would move to Ketchikan.
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