Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch opposes joining the so-called ‘Climate Mayors’ and re-affirming the city’s commitment to the goals of the Paris climate pact. The matter was brought up for reconsideration at the mayor’s urging following a split decision by the Juneau Assembly to join the climate change initiative.
Late last year, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he would not pursue construction of the controversial Juneau Access Project. The project’s goal was to improve transportation between Juneau and the road-system-connected Haines and Skagway.
Sand Point faces a problem with its police force: It doesn’t have one any more. In just three weeks, all its officers resigned. City Administrator Andrew Varner said the first officer wanted to be closer to a spouse who is in the military. A week later, two more officers, a married couple, left because of a “family decision.”
Two men suing the Petersburg borough, a local police officer, a regional narcotics task force and state law enforcement are trying to broaden the lawsuit into a class action that would allow more plaintiffs to become involved.