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Dan Bross, KUAC-Fairbanks

Recount shows Skagway senior center bond passing by 5 votes

By | Aging, Government, Recent News, Southeast | No Comments
A recount of Skagway municipal election ballots Monday shows the senior center bond question passing by five votes. The Canvass Board counted 228 votes for the $6 million bond and 223 against. Those results are just slightly different than the initial ballot count last week. The board tallied one more ‘for’ vote in the recount. Borough Clerk Emily Deach says that sometimes happens if the mark on the ballot is too light for the machine.
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Gov. Bill Walker in Haines in August 2015. (Photo by Emily Files/KHNS)

Juneau Access Road, PFD on Haines and Skagway minds leading up to Walker visit

By | Featured News, Southeast, State Government | No Comments
This week, Haines and Skagway residents will have the chance to tell Alaska Gov. Bill Walker their thoughts on the Juneau Access Road and state budget situation. Walker is making brief stops in each community Friday. His staff say its part of a slate of visits around the state to talk to communities about the Alaska’s fiscal outlook. But Walker will also hear from residents in this area about the Juneau Access Project.
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Petersburg Indian Association pursues new one-mile trail near town

By | Alaska Native Government & Policy, Local Government, Recent News, Southeast | No Comments
The proposed trail is just in the initial stages and would likely take years to complete. According to the proposal, the trail would link the south part of town to the airport area without going through downtown Petersburg. The proposal says it would open up opportunities for the area residences of Severson Subdivision.
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Member of the public asks the governor a question. (Photo by Kayla Desroches/KMXT)

Gov. Walker speaks with public during Kodiak visit

By | Featured News, Government, Local Government, Southwest, State Government | No Comments
Alaska is one state where the public has relatively easy access to its elected officials, and Governor Bill Walker put some time aside to speak with the community during a visit to Kodiak on Friday. The Chamber, the Afognak Native Corporation, and the City of Kodiak hosted a state update at the Afognak building and reserved time to hand the mic to members of the audience.
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