Knopp was an oil industry contractor who served on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly before he was elected to the House in 2016. He represented Kenai and Soldotna in the chamber.
In March, the division had already raised the pay for election workers because it had fallen below minimum wage. But still, COVID-19 presented a challenge for recruiting workers.
But some of the state’s largest local governments may not have the legal authority to do that.
Bethany Marcum of Anchorage and E. Budd Simpson of Juneau are the first members appointed to the board, which rewrites boundaries based on federal census results.
A lawsuit over the state’s decision to automatically send absentee ballot applications only to those 65 and older is headed to federal court. The lawsuit alleges that the action unconstitutionally discriminates against younger voters. Anchorage lawyer Scott Kendall filed the lawsuit on behalf of several plaintiffs. “Our lawsuit’s very simple: You want to help people…
The courts have different names and rules throughout the state — some focus on drug use, others on alcohol. And some specialize in categories of defendants, like parents or military veterans.
State health officials are reporting they’ve identified 109 new cases statewide, including 92 residents and 17 non-residents. There were no new deaths.
The vacancy for a director of the Division of Legislative Finance was advertised on the Alaska Workforce website on Wednesday.
More than 20% of the 1,539 Alaskan cases have been announced in the last five days.
Juneau resident Eric Forrer was seeking an injunction because recent changes in grant eligibility hadn’t been approved by the Legislature