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/
- The state is granting nearly $300,000 to improve water quality in some of Alaska's most damaged watersheds, including Juneau's orange-tinted Duck Creek.
- More than a third of all the penalties imposed since 1976 were logged last year.
- "You know, we're not talking about some smoky, old wood stove here. We’re talking about high-tech equipment," said Daniel Parrent, a program manager at the U.S. Forest Service.
- "Did you think that ganging together seven different taxes would make it more likely or less likely that any would pass?” asked Eagle River Republican Rep. Dan Saddler.