A group of Haines residents is trying to recall half of the borough assembly, including the two newest members. Resident Don Turner Jr., along with nine other people, signed three requests for recall petitions. They accuse Assembly members Tom Morphet, Heather Lende and Tresham Gregg of misconduct in office.
Geri Fox from Alaska’s Department of Corrections attended a special meeting of the Douglas Island Neighborhood Association Tuesday evening to assuage fears and offer clarification about a rumored “pre-trial facility.”
The man hired to serve as Unalaska’s new fire chief has been fired after he was charged with sexual assault in Illinois. David “D.J.” Dunn was scheduled to arrive Monday in Anchorage before starting work on the island next week.
Ketchikan Museums is again without a department director. Lee Gray resigned last week, effective immediately, after about three months on the job. Anita Maxwell, the department’s senior curator of programs, is back as the interim director.
Bartlett Regional Hospital could lose millions in federal reimbursements under the Republican bill coming up to vote in the House of Representatives. It would roll back subsidies for most people and push more health costs to the state of Alaska which has the highest health care costs in the nation.