Alaska Mental Health Trust’s board of trustees voted Thursday in Anchorage to reconsider an August decision to potentially move forward with logging Deer Mountain and a section of land above homes in Petersburg, and then the board delayed a final decision until the end of January.
A day after news broke that five Anchorage deaths are linked to the same gun used an attack on a police officer during the weekend, questions remain about how officials responded to public concerns in the months before.
The Anchorage Assembly passed a $504 million operating budget during it’s Tuesday night meeting, up slightly from last year’s budget of $488 million. Increases are going primarily to pay for a larger police force.
Alaska’s campaign finance watchdog group has levied a $22,000 fine for a former Skagway Assemblyman. The Alaska Public Offices Commission says there is sufficient evidence that longtime Skagway Assemblyman Dan Henry failed to disclose income information on his public office disclosure forms from 2011 to 2013.