The ferry Taku may be back in action on Thursday (January 26th), after its second breakdown this month. The 370-passenger ship was tied up in Juneau Sunday night due to a problem with its propeller control system. Officials then cancelled a roundtrip sailing to Prince Rupert.
Governor Sean Parnell on Thursday made his first public comment on the resignation of controversial state wildlife official Corey Rossi.
The Juneau Assembly Finance Committee will discuss its annual list of state funding requests on Wednesday.
Fifty-six years ago, 55 delegates met to discuss their vision for Alaska at the Constitutional Convention. This weekend, 55 delegates gather yet again to discuss Alaska’s future with one major difference – all of them are under 25.
Juneau-based research firm McDowell Group will likely begin conducting a survey of Capital City residents’ next week. The Juneau Assembly commissioned the poll to get public input on municipal spending priorities now that the city is facing a projected 7-million dollar shortfall over the next two years.
Joel M. Duby, 27, of Richland, Washington changed his plea Wednesday as part of an agreement with prosecutors. An additional charge of not having his license available for inspection was dropped.
Chief Executive Officer Shawn Morrow and Chief Financial Officer Garth Hamblin will not continue in their positions when a new management contract takes effect February 1st.
Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital has a new management contract. The board of directors for the city-owned facility has approved a new three-year deal with Quorum Health Resources, the hospital announced last night (Monday) in a press release.
Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho says he’s disappointed the state’s Local Boundary Commission has denied the city’s request to consolidate competing land claims between Juneau and Petersburg.