Petersburg’s city council plans a more active role in advocating for borough formation. Lands within Petersburg’s proposed borough were previously slated for annexation to the City and Borough of Juneau, which is responding with an annexation proposal of its won. The issue was discussed at length by the Petersburg council on Monday night during both public and private sessions. Matt Lichtenstein reports.
- Juneau Bar Association asks Gov. Walker to consider geographic diversity before making his selection.
- Many of Alaska’s rural schools are not working. Low student performance and high teacher turnover are just two of more obvious indicators of problems in these mostly Native school districts. Those working in the schools say it’s time for radical changes.
- The festival sold out in record time this year.
- Inuit leaders and organizations from Canada have been lobbying the U.S. for the last year. Polar bear sport hunting is an important industry to the Inuit economy.