Government, business and tribal leaders gather in Juneau this week for the Southeast Conference’s Mid-Session Summit.
They’re discussing energy issues, resource development, tourism and plans for a regional landfill. Sessions will also cover job development in the mining, timber and maritime industries.
Congressman Don Young will address the summit Wednesday.
The 54-year-old organization holds its annual meeting every fall in a Southeast or nearby community. The late-winter mid-session summit updates members on regional issues and provides a chance to meet with lawmakers. It takes place Tuesday through Thursday at Juneau’s Centennial Hall.
Event and organizational information is at the conference’s website.
- There has been no sign of progress in resolving the state's budget crisis. Special sessions typically cost $20,000 to $30,000 each day.
- Reliable food sources are more important to Steller sea lions than abundant prey.
- The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the GOP's Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill would also reduce the deficit and leave some sick Americans unable to buy coverage.
- A 60-year-old Juneau woman came home Tuesday night to find her door forced open, according to a Juneau Police Department news release. She chased two men out of her home, and then continued after them giving police updates on their location until their arrest, according to the police.