The Mat-Su Borough Assembly approved Tuesday the transfer of over a half-million dollars from existing funds to pay for repairs to the Port Mackenzie barge dock, although some expressed reservations about the port’s continuing costs.
The potential government shutdown would come at the busiest — and worst — time for the state office that processes teacher certifications. And unresolved state education funding is compounding the teacher hiring crunch.
The state is currently mapping the potential risk for landslides in Sitka. This time next year, the Sitka Assembly will be presented with a community-wide map. Whether they adopt the maps or not, city staff wanted to be prepared for how the information could affect property development.
The state of Washington is 10 days from a government shutdown as lawmakers head into a third overtime session with still no budget deal. This is the point when even veteran Olympia insiders start to get nervous.