The filing period to run for assembly and school board in the October election is officially over. Only the area-wide assembly seat is contested. It’s currently held by Johan Dybdahl, who can’t run again due to term limits.
Former school board president Bill Peters and Kate Troll, a former executive director of United Fishermen of Alaska, are running for the seat.
Mary Becker and Karen Crane are unopposed for the district 1 and 2 seats.
School board members Barbara Thurston and Lisa Worl are running for the two open seats.
The filing period may be over, but there’s still the option of running for elected office through a write-in campaign. A letter of intent must be submitted to the Municipal Clerk’s office by 4:30 p.m. on September 26.
- Plows cleared away slushy snow Saturday morning. But icy conditions persisted because state workers wanted to avoid using too much overtime. Budget cuts to the Alaska Department of Transportation will affect drivers for another winter.
- For the past three months, a magistrate judge based in Yakutat has covered Haines arraignments and other court proceedings. But this week, that changes.
- Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.
- As the winter solstice approaches and daylight hours are short in Alaska, public safety, medical groups and other Alaska businesses are calling attention to pedestrian safety.