Michelle Johnston has been certified to run for Juneau School Board. That makes three candidates for three open seats on the board at this fall’s municipal election. The deadline for candidates to file for the October 2nd municipal election is Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is planning a three-day trip to Alaska. Salazar is preparing to decide whether to issue final drilling permits to Shell Oil, which hopes to drill exploratory wells this summer in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.
After a two-year break, former Juneau School Board member Destiny Sargeant will run for office again.
Juneau’s business community has serious reservations about a proposal to put two capital improvement project funding packages on this fall’s municipal election ballot, according to a survey of Chamber of Commerce members.
An Alaska Airlines headed from California to Seattle was forced to make an emergency landing after the plane’s cabin lost pressure.
The Brooks Range Council is a grassroots movement opposing Governor Sean Parnell’s plan to develop a road to the Ambler Mining District.
Murkowski says good health care should be more accessible for Alaskans but she says this law isn’t the answer for providing that.
The city-owned airport already has $1-million for the project, but Airport Manager Jeannie Johnson says that only pays for three lights, when ideally there should be at least eight.
Parnell says the state is currently looking at a decline in revenue next year, due to factors including lower oil prices. If that situation holds, he says he will seek less spending.
Environmental groups in five states are suing the federal government, claiming Environmental Protection Agency rules on chemical dispersants used in oil spills do not meet clean water requirements.