A Superior Court judge has ruled against Petersburg’s legal challenge to the Alaska Redistricting Board’s plan for new legislative districts. A decision issued Monday says a new district including Petersburg, part of Juneau and several other small Southeast communities meets the requirements of the Alaska Constitution. Joe Viechnicki reports.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.
- Sarah Erkmann, external affairs manager for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association trade group, said the tax amounts to “punishing” oil companies.
- The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon canceled its annual convention slated to be held in Haines, mainly due to the weak Canadian dollar.
- For now, traffic in Gastineau Channel will not be restricted, but Hilbert said they will likely establish a no-wake zone during the actual salvage operation.