The increase comes after a considerable slowdown in recent years due to travel restrictions from the pandemic and during former President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Art Hackney is working for the Begich campaign. He assumes, based on polling he’s seen, that Mary Peltola will lead after the first choice votes are counted.
The new ordinance does not get rid of the ability for citizens to organize a recall, it just adds another avenue for a mayor to be removed.
According to the lawsuit, a guide started a fire at the river’s edge to warm the clients and keep bugs away, despite dry weather and warnings not to burn.
For the regular primary, also scheduled on Aug. 16, voters will choose one of several candidates for U.S. House, U.S. Senate and Alaska governor, as well as local legislative races.
Former President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Anchorage Saturday, making good on a pledge to come to Alaska and punish U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for turning against him in his last days in office.
The Juneau rally will be at the Marine Park from 1 to 2 p.m.
Trump is scheduled to deliver remarks at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.
Alaska Public Media’s Liz Ruskin compares ranking just one candidate to choosing not to vote at all in a runoff election.
The city bused dozens of people to the campground last week when it closed the shelter at Sullivan Arena.