More Alaskans are filing to run for the state Legislature as the deadline approaches.
Candidate filing has been steady since the state Supreme Court determined which plan should be used for the 2012 elections.
KTOO’s 360 North television airs speech on domestic oil and gas production Friday, at 8 p.m.
Alaska Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe has been selected by her peers as chief justice and former Alaska Supreme Court Justice Morgan Christen has taken the oath of office for the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
With the filing period nearly over, more than a third of the legislative seats on this year’s ballot remain unchallenged. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Friday (June 1) to submit their paperwork to the state Division of Elections.
A Sitka man has been arrested and charged with arson in Juneau after allegedly setting fire to an Auke Bay Harbor business late last night (Wednesday). A judge Thursday set his bail at $500,000 cash.
The public comment period ends Monday June 4th for a proposal to expand the tailings facility at a Juneau area mine. The Hecla Greens Creek silver mine on Admiralty Island is one of Juneau’s largest employers. But the facility also straddles a boundary for the Admiralty Island National Monument, one of the more-pristine areas in Southeast Alaska.
The Alaska Supreme Court says the candidate filing deadline for the August primary will remain June first.
Gov. Sean Parnell has signed legislation creating an Alaska Native Language and Advisory Council.
Efforts to curb speculative trading in the oil futures market have run into partisan opposition, or are hung up in the courts.