Southeast Alaskans get their say on election district boundaries at a meeting today in Juneau.
The Alaska Redistricting Board is taking comments from noon to 4 p.m. at the Capitol.
Those outside Juneau can call in via teleconference at 1-855-463-5009. The board says testimony will be limited to three minutes per speaker.
The board has proposed seven plans of its own. Eleven others are from a variety of organizations. Some of those are variations of earlier plans.
Links to plan details are at http://www.akredistricting.org/
- Southeast’s largest tribal organization will soon be able to offer an alternative to the court system for some criminal cases.
- Joe Nelson of Juneau said many in the delegation felt strongly that the position should be filled by a tribal representative.
- The Presbyterian Church officially apologized to indigenous people across the country during a gathering of Alaska Native people this weekend. For decades the church took part in the forced removal of children from their homes and families.
- Polls show the presidential race is unusually tight in Alaska. Juneau residents attending two election events shared their opinions on the polls and the candidates.