In this newscast: The filing deadline closes for Juneau Assembly candidates and all three incumbents will be challenged, Alaska’s U.S. senators get an online earful after expressing disgust at the hate and racism out of Charlottesville, Ketchikan beaches get flagged for high levels of wastewater and sewage pathogen, and a tent camper in Sitka gets a rude awakening from a bear.
If the full Juneau Assembly advances the proposal at its Aug. 21 meeting, voters will get the final say through a local ballot question in the October municipal election. As amended Wednesday, the extra 2 percent tax would be in effect from 2018 through 2021.
CCFR Assistant Chief Tod Chambers was on duty Sunday. During the first rescue, he remarked how many fewer rescues there were this summer. When he was called out again that same day for a second rescue, he joked that he jinxed it.
In this newscast: The Juneau park under construction around the life-sized bronze whale sculpture gets named after the late Mayor Bill Overstreet, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke makes up with Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski after she bucked the Republican party with her no vote on the health care bill, and a new police training facility nears completion in Birchwood.