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The City and Borough of Juneau will consider whether to establish a review committee to ensure that all proposed legislation is not tainted by so-called “systemic racism.” Assembly Member Rob Edwardson introduced the proposal at the June 29 Assembly meeting and it will be up for public comment and debate next month. Edwardson’s ordinance would create a seven-member committee to alert the Assembly of any legislation believed to be contaminated by “systemic racism.” The Assembly...

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In order to ride public buses or utilize government owned property, residents of Alaska’s state capitol must now wear face coverings. The Juneau Assembly unanimously passed an ordinance on May 28 requiring bus passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth. With few exceptions, those who refuse are prohibited from using Juneau buses, libraries, ice rinks and other public facilities. As of May 29, Juneau had zero hospitalizations, and just four active cases....

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Juneau has followed Anchorage in adopting a nearly identical resolution mandating that nearly all people in the City and Borough of Juneau hunker down and remain home as much as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. The orders take effect at 5 p.m., March 24, and remain until April 7. During this time, residents are required to stay at home except for the following reasons: To work in critical jobs (read the resolution to see the...