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.
- AFN got its start in 1966. It focused on land claims for many years. Today, it also works in areas such subsistence, health, education, jobs and governance.
- The legislature that voters send to Juneau in January will be very different than the one that left in July.
- Wielechowski has been in the news this year for filing a lawsuit to keep Permanent Fund dividends whole.
- The Anchorage race between Republican Cathy Giessel and independent Vince Beltrami could help determine the balance of power in the state Senate, and how Alaska takes on its fiscal crisis.