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.
- A National Weather Service meteorologist says warm ocean temperatures and less sea ice suggest this year's winter could be close to normal.
- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has ordered that Native communities and their traditional ecological knowledge be considered in future federal land management decisions.
- The first marijuana shop in the state has its license to open and it's in Skagway. The Remedy Shoppe must now wait for the state to give the green light to marijuana testing facilities before its shelves are stocked.
- Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is trying to make Congress aware of more than 30 villages that still don't have running water or sewers.