The Juneau Canvas Board met today (Tuesday) and certified the results of last week’s municipal election.
City Clerk Laurie Sica says the board added nine absentee by mail ballots that came in over the weekend and were postmarked by the October 4th deadline.
Newly-elected Juneau Assembly members Randy Wanamaker, Jesse Kiehl and Carlton Smith will be sworn in next Monday at the assembly’s next regular meeting.
Sally Saddler and Sean O’Brien will be sworn in to the school board at its next meeting, currently scheduled for October 18th.
- A whale-watching tour saw more than just whales Wednesday, after helping save a deer from drowning in the ocean.
- Equatorial Pacific Ocean finally shows signs of cooling, but the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea are still extremely warm. Latest research indicates both phenomenon helped with each other's formation between 2013 and 2015.
- The updated geochemical atlas was an outgrowth of another project. Geologists and surveyors were on a mission to find rare earth elements and minerals that could be strategically important to the country.
- During a brief layover Wednesday in Ketchikan on her way to Sitka, Alaska’s Sen. Lisa Murkowski talked about the state’s Republican primary campaign, and about the presidential election.