Last night (Tuesday) the Juneau Planning Commission approved changes to a 2004 permit issued to Coeur, which set conditions for the mine within the city and borough. The modifications allow the company to build more permanent housing at Kensington, which officials say will make it easier for workers to live nearby. Casey Kelly has more.
- An old growth timber sale recently announced in a Ketchikan newspaper has one conservation group scratching its head. That’s because this type of harvest, near valuable salmon streams, won’t be allowed in the future.
- Ballots are still outstanding from four precincts in District 40: Selawik, Browerville, Anaktuvuk Pass and Ambler.
- Enrolled members of Alaska’s largest tribal government are getting enhanced photo IDs. They can be used for border crossings and some other situations where official identification is necessary.
- Juneau police are looking for 25-year-old Micah Nelson of Juneau in connection with several recent reckless driving incidents and a hit and run.