In this newscast: The Juneau Assembly affirms its commitment to climate action, the Canadian company buying the parent company of Juneau’s local utility responds to local investors interest in buying off the subsidiary, and police investigate a human body found in a hot tub.
In this newscast: Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott make their re-election bid official, the University of Alaska Southeast and Juneau Docks and Harbors ink a deal to share a former NOAA lab in Auke Bay, a 17-year-old at Juneau’s youth detention center beats an employee over the head with a chair, federal labor officials sue the state ferry system over alleged Family and Medical Leave Act violations, protesters rally again a revived Pebble Mine effort, and the National Weather Service issues a special weather statement announcing heavy rain across Juneau and much of Southeast Alaska.
In this newscast: The filing deadline closes for Juneau Assembly candidates and all three incumbents will be challenged, Alaska’s U.S. senators get an online earful after expressing disgust at the hate and racism out of Charlottesville, Ketchikan beaches get flagged for high levels of wastewater and sewage pathogen, and a tent camper in Sitka gets a rude awakening from a bear.
If the full Juneau Assembly advances the proposal at its Aug. 21 meeting, voters will get the final say through a local ballot question in the October municipal election. As amended Wednesday, the extra 2 percent tax would be in effect from 2018 through 2021.
CCFR Assistant Chief Tod Chambers was on duty Sunday. During the first rescue, he remarked how many fewer rescues there were this summer. When he was called out again that same day for a second rescue, he joked that he jinxed it.