The deadline to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Supporters aren’t aware of any organized opposition, though a former city department manager says it’s the wrong time for the project, especially after the pandemic changed office space needs.
In this newscast: Police are investigating the killing of a 55-year-old Juneau woman found on a popular trail; Voters weigh competing expectations of the effects of Juneau’s mandatory real estate sales price disclosure rule; The Bureau of Land Management begins the scoping period for a supplemental environmental review of the proposed Ambler Road; A state judge says Rep. David Eastman may be ineligible to hold public office because of his association with the Oath Keepers; Another atmospheric river event is going to drench Southeast Alaska
This question asks voters to repeal measures the Juneau Assembly adopted in 2020 and this past February that mandate sharing real estate sales prices with the city assessor’s office.
In this newscast: The latest assessments from the aftermath of the storm that battered western Alaska; Congresswoman Mary Peltola picks up the her predecessor’s push to renew the nation’s primary federal fishing law; State health officials encourage Alaskans to get updated COVID boosters and flu shots; The National Weather Service forecasts another atmospheric river event coming to Southeast Alaska
In this newscast: Alaska continues to lead the nation in its homicide rate for women killed by men; Former attorney general Ed Sniffen is indicted for sexual abuse of a minor; State forestry officials consider a new timber sale on Prince of Wales Island; Officials says residents of more than a dozen coastal communities recovering from the weekend’s storm should boil their drinking water; Residents of Shaktoolik say life is gradually returning to normal after the storm; The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Columbia won’t be back in service this winter; Ketchikan High School gets chosen as the only high school in Alaska with rights to perform the Broadway version of the Disney musical “Frozen”
In this newscast: Gov. Mike Dunleavy requests a federal disaster declaration for the storm that hit western Alaska; Nome works on cleaning up its infrastructure after the storm; The Alaska Constitutional Convention’s last living delegate explains why he opposes a new constitutional convention; Juneau planning officials plan to host a informational meeting about the city’s affordable housing fund; State health official relax expand eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine to anyone who believes they are at increased risk for infection
A Federal Highway Administration spokesperson says that the ferry terminal project is only “illustrative” at this point and is not yet eligible for federal funding.
Over the fall and winter, transportation planners will hold more meetings to refine the ideas and narrow down the options. Their study is scheduled to be complete in the spring.
In this newscast: Mary Peltola finishes her first full day as a member of Congress with a seat on the House Natural Resources Committee; A monster storm is forecast to bring flooding and damaging winds to a huge swath of western Alaska; Local and state transportation officials will share potential locations for a a second crossing between Douglas and the rest of Juneau on Saturday; A daughter shares memories of longtime Juneau domestic violence worker Joanne Hansen, who died earlier this month