Candidates planning to run in this fall’s municipal election in Juneau can now pick up nominating petitions at the city clerk’s office.
The approval – known as “preclearance” under the Voting Rights Act – comes in the midst of a federal lawsuit, filed by Alaska Native groups to keep the state from implementing the plan until the Justice Department weighs in.
A large professional office complex on Glacier Highway will soon be able to apply to the city for a second access route.
A series of ten public hearings on Ballot Measure 2 will be held around the state in July, starting next Monday in Soldotna and ending July 26th in Juneau.
Four applicants for the CBJ Community Development Director will be on the hot seat Monday as the final selection process gets underway.
Work begins Monday (June 25) to reconstruct left turn lanes at the Fred Meyer / Yandukin Drive intersection of Egan Drive, which has a long history of accidents, according to the state Transportation Department.
Murkowski says the Niblack and Bokan Mountain mines could provide stable, well-paying jobs for hundreds of people. But with no roads to either site, workers would have to be boated or flown to and from the mines.
U.S. Senator Mark Begich sent a petition with signatures of more than 1650 Alaskans and other U.S. residents opposing the relocation of an F-16 squadron from Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks.
It now appears most state Labor Department employees in Juneau will be staying in the same building that for years has been suspected of causing health problems.