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Fees go up for popular Public Use Cabins

Offering miles of access to world-class hiking and camping terrain, the U.S. Forest Service’s 184 Public Use Cabins are in high demand across Alaska. Bookings often lock up months in advance, and reserving PUC cabins has become a competitive sport for many Juneauites.

Weekend and holiday bookings for the popular Dan Moller PUC, for one, are tied up through July 7. The cabin typically sees about 250 nights a year of use.

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Correction

A story in Monday’s Empire incorrectly stated the source of comments made by John Binkley of the Alaska Cruise Line Industry Association. Binkley wrote in an email that he had concerns with the City and Borough of Juneau’s proposal to apply sales taxes to cruise ships. That email was to KTOO-FM, not to the Assembly.

The Empire regrets all errors. To report an error or request a correction, email editor@juneauempire.com.

Around Town for Wednesday, Jan. 18

Alaska Beer Week: Tapping 25th Anniversary Perseverance Ale, all day.

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

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Police & Fire for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

Assault

• At 1:44 a.m. Monday, the Juneau Police Department responded to a report of an assault on Gastineau Avenue.

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Central Council forms Constitutional Committee

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has announced the members of its Constitutional Committee, according to a Tuesday press release. The eight delegates will be tasked with revisiting the tribe’s governing documents and proposing amendments at the 82nd Tribal Assembly in Juneau April 19-21.

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Around Town for Tuesday, Jan. 17

Alaska Beer Week: Smoked Porter Preview, all day. Buy vintage Smoked Porter bottles, with six vintages available between 2005 and 2015 (limit one bottle per year per person for vintage brews).

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

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On MLK Day in Juneau, working for equality means providing free legal help

Monday was Greta Gard’s birthday. But she didn’t let that fact, or the rain and wind, stop her from making the trek downtown to avail herself of the free legal services on tap during Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017.

“I thought I couldn’t afford not to go,” said Gard. “I even got to talk to two different lawyers.”

Gard was at Dimond Courthouse Monday afternoon, one of two Juneau locations where local attorneys were on hand to provide legal advice on topics including estate planning and probate, child custody and support, to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

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Police & Fire for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

Assault

• At 6:14 p.m. Friday, Juneau Police Department responded to an assault report in the 9100 block of Mendenhall Mall Road. Investigation continues.

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Around Town for Monday, Jan. 16

Women, Infants and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., SEARHC Juneau WIC Clinic, 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.

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Wet and warm weekend across Southeast

According to the National Weather Service, the arrival of cloudy conditions has brought wet and warm weather to much of Southeast Alaska.

In Juneau, temperatures were 5 degrees above normal Thursday and 10 degrees above normal Friday. Temperatures Saturday were also 10 degrees above normal.

At Juneau International Airport, 1.14 inches of precipitation — mostly rain — was recorded Friday. Another half-inch of rain fell before 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Police & Fire for Monday, Jan. 16

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to juneaucrimeline.com.

Assault

• At 6:58 p.m. Thursday, JPD responded to a reported assault in the 200 block of Franklin Street.

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MCAN speaks up about downtown land sale

An organization devoted to supporting mental health is raising concerns about the pending sale of Mental Health Trust-owned land in downtown Juneau.

The Mental Health Consumers Action Network has issued a letter protesting the Trust’s sale of land to Develop Juneau Now LLC, which plans to build a heating plant, apartments and shops near Coast Guard Station Juneau on Egan Drive.

“We respectfully ask that this pending sale … be reconsidered,” the letter states.

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Photo: Voices on the land

David Katzeek shares information from a traditional cultural perspective to about 50 sixth-grade students from Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School on Friday as part of the Voices of the Land project in the clan house at the Walter Soboleff Center. Through the program, Voices on the Land, Sealaska Heritage Institute is integrating performing arts and digital storytelling into six Juneau schools over three years through artists in residence, digital storytelling and a teacher training academy.

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Assembly considering tax exemption for cruise ships

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is considering whether to exempt sales onboard cruise ships from Juneau’s sales tax.

The Assembly’s finance committee, meeting Wednesday, voted 8-1 to advance an exemption for cruise ships. KTOO-FM first reported the vote.

Cruise ships have historically been exempted from Juneau sales taxes under the principal that foreign-flagged vessels (most cruise ships are registered in foreign countries) could not be taxed, but in 2011, one cruise line voluntarily registered with the sales tax office and began remitting tax.

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Nauska pleads guilty to reduced charge

The suspect in a December 2015 confrontation that ended with a man dead and his son seriously injured has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of criminally negligent homicide.

Kevin Scott Nauska, 20, took a plea agreement in Juneau Superior Court Friday that could net him just two years in prison — a five-year deal with three years suspended.

A judge will decide whether to accept the agreement at a sentencing hearing scheduled for March 13. Criminally negligent homicide is a Class B felony with a potential maximum 10-year sentence.

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