Defenders of the Obama health care law are applying as much pressure as they can to get U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski to vote no on the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and Tuesday, all eyes were on Murkowski at the Capitol.
Juneau’s long-awaited 32-unit Housing First apartment complex will welcome its first batch of formerly homeless residents within the week. The $8.3 million project came together through community support in cash and donated materials and services.
Neighbors of a property owner who called police after a bear broke into an unsecured chicken coop said its killing by a wildlife trooper was unnecessary. The Tee Harbor group urged the Juneau Assembly to tighten up rules for keeping poultry from attracting bears.
An email from Mike Satre of Hecla Greens Creek Mine prompted the resolutions referral back to committee. Satre urged the Assembly to work the issue through state and provincial levels rather than trying to invoke international treaties.
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Watchdog group scrutinizes rough-weather training for new tanker escorts in Prince William Sound
At a meeting held last week, the official citizens’ oil spill watchdog group for Prince William Sound raised concerns about how new crews manning the vessels will be trained.
Public Defender Jamie McGrady cited the potential for a death penalty, the geographic challenges with witnesses and the anticipation of several hundred interviews. The prosecution didn’t oppose the delay in the potential death penalty case.