City and Borough of Juneau

This photo shows a ballot for the 2021 municipal election. Friday night, unofficial results including all ballots approved for counting were released. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Inching closer to final results

City clerk releases new batch of election returns Friday evening

 

A voter casts his ballot in Juneau’s municipal election at the Douglas Library on Sept. 23. On Monday evening, City and Borough of Juneau election officials issued updated election results. The count continued today and city officials expect to have additional returns on Oct. 15. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)

Vote count continues

Write-in candidate pulls ahead for likely spot on school board

 

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
David Kimbrough, 7, right, Clayton Haywood, 6, center, and Kyla Belcourt, 8, play in sprinklers set up during the RALLY program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. RALLY provides before- and after-school care to families with school-age children and offers care during school breaks. Recently, some parents have complained that the price of the program is too high. Meanwhile, school officials say RALLY routinely loses money and that changes are needed to make it more sustainable.

RALLY attendance stresses family and program budgets

School administrators look for a sustainable operating model

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
David Kimbrough, 7, right, Clayton Haywood, 6, center, and Kyla Belcourt, 8, play in sprinklers set up during the RALLY program at Harborview Elementary School on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. RALLY provides before- and after-school care to families with school-age children and offers care during school breaks. Recently, some parents have complained that the price of the program is too high. Meanwhile, school officials say RALLY routinely loses money and that changes are needed to make it more sustainable.
The Juneau Police Department will hold a drug take-back day on Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., said the police in a news release. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)

Police to hold drug take-back day on Oct. 23

Last take-back event, the DEA collected 420 tons of unused or unwanted prescription medication.

The Juneau Police Department will hold a drug take-back day on Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., said the police in a news release. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire File)
Election workers Nora Laughlin and Bob Laurie man the City Hall election station on the last day of voting for Juneau's municipal election, Oct. 5, 2021. On Friday, results started to roll in with more expected Monday. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Update: Continuing count shuffles early results

With almost 70% of the vote counted, results remain unofficial

Election workers Nora Laughlin and Bob Laurie man the City Hall election station on the last day of voting for Juneau's municipal election, Oct. 5, 2021. On Friday, results started to roll in with more expected Monday. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau’s 2021 municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Sarah Traiger drops off a ballot at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library vote center on Tuesday, the last day to cast a ballot in the City and Borough of Juneau’s 2021 municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
A man stands in the doorway of a downtown shop on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the day after the City and Borough of Juneau passed an ordinance requiring masks in public places. When passed, the rules included a $25 fine for non-compliance. This week, assembly members reinstated the fine, after they had voted to drop it earlier this summer. (Peter Segall/Juneau Empire File)
A man stands in the doorway of a downtown shop on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the day after the City and Borough of Juneau passed an ordinance requiring masks in public places. When passed, the rules included a $25 fine for non-compliance. This week, assembly members reinstated the fine, after they had voted to drop it earlier this summer. (Peter Segall/Juneau Empire File)
The Norwegian Encore sails past Douglas Island on Sept. 8, 2021. The Encore was visiting Juneau as part of an abbreviated cruise season this summer after COVID-19 canceled the 2020 season. The City and Borough of Juneau is currently offering an online survey for residents to share their views on the tourism industry. One of the survey questions addresses the proposal from Norwegian Cruise Lines to build a cruise ship dock on its waterfront property on Egan Drive. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
The Norwegian Encore sails past Douglas Island on Sept. 8, 2021. The Encore was visiting Juneau as part of an abbreviated cruise season this summer after COVID-19 canceled the 2020 season. The City and Borough of Juneau is currently offering an online survey for residents to share their views on the tourism industry. One of the survey questions addresses the proposal from Norwegian Cruise Lines to build a cruise ship dock on its waterfront property on Egan Drive. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
A bill aimed at helping Alaska’s hospitals died Monday after provisions were added by lawmakers barring vaccine mandates. In this file photo, a nurse holds a phial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

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A bill aimed at helping Alaska’s hospitals died Monday after provisions were added by lawmakers barring vaccine mandates. In this file photo, a nurse holds a phial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy’s Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)
This photo shows the school board candidates that will appear on ballot's in next month's municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This photo shows the school board candidates that will appear on ballot's in next month's municipal election. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
This March 2020 phgoto shows Juneau's City Hall. On Wednesday, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly OK'd extending local mitigation measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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This March 2020 phgoto shows Juneau's City Hall. On Wednesday, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly OK'd extending local mitigation measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
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Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File 
A voter leaves the assembly chambers in City Hall after voting in the Oct. 6, 2020, municipal election, which was primarily conducted via mail. Next month’s election will also be conducted mostly by mail with ballots counted in Anchorage. On Monday night, assembly members approved $700,000 to renovate a local warehouse and purchase equipment to count ballots locally.
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File 
A voter leaves the assembly chambers in City Hall after voting in the Oct. 6, 2020, municipal election, which was primarily conducted via mail. Next month’s election will also be conducted mostly by mail with ballots counted in Anchorage. On Monday night, assembly members approved $700,000 to renovate a local warehouse and purchase equipment to count ballots locally.
Photos by Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
City officials and commercial entities broke ceremonial ground Wednesday for the Riverview Senior Living community near Vintage Boulevard.

Company breaks ground on elder living facility

The facility, near Safeway, will provide more housing so elder citizens can stay in Juneau.

Photos by Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
City officials and commercial entities broke ceremonial ground Wednesday for the Riverview Senior Living community near Vintage Boulevard.
Juneau Docks and Harbors has issued a warning to boat owners to make sure their vessels are made fast and pumps functional as a large weather system is due to hit Juneau on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Juneau Docks and Harbors has issued a warning to boat owners to make sure their vessels are made fast and pumps functional as a large weather system is due to hit Juneau on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A completed ballot is dropped into the ballot drop box in the Don D. Statter Harbor parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

WATCH: Municipal candidate forum

School board, Assembly candidates talk issues ahead of Oct. 5 election.

A completed ballot is dropped into the ballot drop box in the Don D. Statter Harbor parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Mayor Beth Weldon

Get to know a candidate: Beth Weldon

She’s running unopposed for a second term as mayor.

Mayor Beth Weldon
Kelly Fishler

Get to know a candiate: Kelly Fishler

She’s running for the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly District 1 seat.

Kelly Fishler
Michelle Bonnet Hale

Get to know a candidate: Michelle Bonnet Hale

She’s seeking reelection to her District 1 seat.

Michelle Bonnet Hale
People grab drinks and sun at the Flight Deck, May 21, 2020. Restaurants are among the businesses subject to a 5% sales tax in the City and Borough of Juneau. In October, voters will be asked to reauthorize the 3% of the tax that is deemed “temporary” and used for street maintenance and general city and borough operations. Voters weigh in on the matter every five years. (Michael S. Lockett /Juneau Empire File)
People grab drinks and sun at the Flight Deck, May 21, 2020. Restaurants are among the businesses subject to a 5% sales tax in the City and Borough of Juneau. In October, voters will be asked to reauthorize the 3% of the tax that is deemed “temporary” and used for street maintenance and general city and borough operations. Voters weigh in on the matter every five years. (Michael S. Lockett /Juneau Empire File)