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    News of the North

    Monday, August 22nd, 2022 - 16 minutes

    A report from the state labor department says Alaska had about 9,900 more jobs last month than it did in July 2021.

    Staffing and hiring at the City and Borough of Juneau is an issue City Manager Rorie Watt said he is addressing.

    In reaction to the recent announcement that federal funding aimed at expanding electric bussing is coming to Juneau, the city's Deputy Engineering Director said it will be foundational as the city seeks to acquire more electric busses.

    Christi West and Michelle Elfers from Parks and Recreation talked about Saturday's Community Day at the Eagle Valley Center out Amalga Harbor Road.

    On Saturday, Helping Hands Foodbank organized a food drive at Balloons by Night Moods.

    In reaction to the proposal by Alaska DOT to build a ferry terminal at Cascade Point, Juneau Representative Andi Story said she is interested in what the public has to say.

    The City and Borough of Sitka Assembly took up an ordinance Thursday night to make a $600,000 supplemental appropriation for heat pump system repairs at Blatchley Middle School.

    Na-Dena`, A Joint Venture between Huna Totem and Doyon limited, has been working with Klawock Heenya to make the village of Klawock a cruise ship destination.

    On Sunday evening, Family Promise Juneau held a BBQ birthday dinner at Sandy Beach in honor of their fifth anniversary.

    Beat the Odds Race Against Cancer fundraiser took off Saturday morning.

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