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.
- A National Weather Service meteorologist says warm ocean temperatures and less sea ice suggest this year's winter could be close to normal.
- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has ordered that Native communities and their traditional ecological knowledge be considered in future federal land management decisions.
- The first marijuana shop in the state has its license to open and it's in Skagway. The Remedy Shoppe must now wait for the state to give the green light to marijuana testing facilities before its shelves are stocked.
- Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is trying to make Congress aware of more than 30 villages that still don't have running water or sewers.