Candidates for the Juneau School District Board of Education recently fielded questions on the major issues.
Incumbent Phyllis Carlson, Michelle Johnston, Will Muldoon, Destiny Sargent, and incumbent Andi Story, are running for three open seats that each have three-year terms.
The following audio files include relevant excerpts of forums organized by the League of Women Voters on September 19th and the Juneau Chamber of Commerce on September 20th. During both forums, candidates addressed a variety of issues such as the pupil-to-teacher ratio, busing, delayed start time, and nurses in the schools.iFriendly Audio of LWV forum moderated by Barbara Belknap. iFriendly Audio of Chamber forum moderated by Lance Stephens.
Candidate Will Muldoon did not participate in both forums and candidate Destiny Sargent did not participate in the Chamber forum.
The municipal election is October 2nd.
- About 100 people attended a re-election campaign kick off event in Juneau for Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Mallott. Walker set aside a few minutes to take our questions.
- Gov. Bill Walker says he wouldn't go through the hassle of calling another special session this year if he didn't expect Alaska legislators to pass the bills on his agenda. But Walker faces an uphill battle in selling skeptical senators on his new tax bill.
- The bow of an abandoned boat could be seen this weekend drifting up and down the Gastineau Channel between Lemon Creek and the Douglas Bridge. A broadcast warning to mariners was issued Saturday, but no further action was being taken as of Sunday afternoon.
- With a surge in vehicle thefts in Anchorage, some residents are taking matters into their own hands. One group mobilizing through Facebook is reuniting stolen vehicles with their owners. Members of the A Team, as they call themselves, say they are filling a void left by overworked police.