The Juneau Assembly is set to move forward with “housekeeping” changes to the city’s Marine Passenger Fee code. The five-dollar per head fee for cruise ship travelers was enacted by Juneau voters in 1999, before Congress passed the most recent federal law governing how such money can be spent.
Paul Nowlin – a 35-year-old office manager at Petro Marine in Juneau – filed his letter of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission Monday. Nowlin says he wants to give back to the community where he grew up.
The Coast Guard is relaxing certification standards for Shell’s oil spill containment barge. The company convinced regulators the Arctic Challenger should be considered a mobile unit. Among other things, that means its mooring system only needs to be able to weather a 10-year storm, as opposed to the more rigorous 100-year standard for fixed platforms.
Jerry Nankervis announced his intention to seek the District 2 assembly seat currently held by Ruth Danner one day after Danner said she would not seek reelection.
A few more than a dozen activists gathered at the national headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency protesting Shell’s request for a waiver from the Clean Air Act.
Alaska Representative Don Young’s resolution now moves to the U.S. Senate, where Alaska Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski have sponsored companion legislation.
After one term on the Juneau Assembly, Ruth Danner says she came to realize over the last year that assembly service doesn’t match her skill set. She says she plans to stay involved in the Juneau Homeless Coalition and housing issues in general.
Past and present Governors, Juneau residents look forward to the next hundred years of history to be made at the landmark structure.
The Transportation Security Administration and Alaska Airlines are asking travelers to get to Juneau International Airport at least two hours before departing flights are scheduled to leave.
Alaska Natives are in Washington, D.C. – urging lawmakers to pass climate change legislation. Some believe that’s the best way to get federal money for relocating several villages.