And then there were three.
Michelle Johnston has been certified to run for Juneau School Board. That makes three candidates for three open seats on the board at this fall’s municipal election. Incumbent Andi Story and former school board member Destiny Sargeant — running again after a two year break — will also be on the ballot.
Johnston registered with Alaska Public Office Commission yesterday (Thursday) and turned in her nominating petition to the city clerk’s office today (Friday).
She’s a records and licensing supervisor at the state department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Attempts to contact her today were unsuccessful.
Monday at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline to file for races in the upcoming municipal election.
So far, Merrill Sanford is the only candidate for mayor and Jerry Nankervis is the only candidate for Assembly District 2. The only two-way race at this point is between Paul Nowlin and Loren Jones for Assembly District 1.
- Wayne Price thinks if there is going to be a wider healing among Natives in America, the U.S. government needs to apologize for the devastating toll the boarding schools took.
- Alaska’s economic woes are affecting all corners of the state, especially communities that were banking on an Arctic boom.
- The dead included one police officer from a local university. At least nine other people were hurt, including four police officers.
- Studies recommended relocating villages like Newtok, Kivalina and Shishmaref. But more than 10 years later they are still there, with waves getting higher and storms getting stronger.