An independent candidate for the Sealaska Board of Directors withdrew from the race this week and endorsed two other independent challengers.
Edwell John Jr. said in a Facebook post Tuesday he wanted to increase the chance of election of Nicole Hallingstad and Karen Taug.
Sealaska shareholders will find out the results of the election Saturday at the Alaska Native corporation’s annual meeting in Wrangell.
The independents hope to unseat at least one of the five incumbents up for re-election on the 13-member board. They include Board Chair Joe Nelson, Albert Kookesh of Angoon, Bill Thomas of Haines, Barbara Cadiente-Nelson of Juneau and Tate London of Bothell, Washington.
Sealaska has more than 22,000 shareholders in and outside of Alaska.
The meeting will be webcast live for shareholders beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.
- Water began draining from Suicide Basin into Mendenhall River Monday, but officials don’t yet know if it will cause flooding.
- Juneau members of Pioneers of Alaska dedicated a 10,000-pound slab of granite and quartz to remember the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia.
- The Alaska Journal of Commerce in January reported that Eastman told one of its reporters during an interview in April 2017 that a complaint had been filed against Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux.
- A fire that started on an unattended stovetop in Mendenhall Tower in downtown Juneau caused extensive water damage in the apartment complex. Some tenants say they're concerned the building isn't up to code and frustrated by the city's enforcement efforts.