They’re still early in the process, but an Alaska Department of Transportation official says they hope to complete initial steps in a year.
Lucinda Mahoney will need to be confirmed by the state’s Legislature. She replaces acting Commissioner Mike Barnhill, who will step down into a deputy commissioner role.
Juneau Police Department Officer James Esbenshade is currently assigned to administrative duties.
She replaces David Teal, who was there for 22 years.
The first day of the legislative session brought a shake-up in the Senate.
On Jan. 12, water pressure at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain mobile home park dropped to a trickle. It took days to get fixed, and now they have to boil the water to use it.
Neil Steininger will start his new job as the Alaska Legislature reconvenes in Juneau.
The order effectively prevents the Recall Dunleavy campaign from gathering signatures until the Alaska Supreme Court reviews the case.
The Lower Yukon School District hopes to reopen the Hooper Bay School by the end of January.
Analysts say tension in the Middle East doesn’t impact oil prices the way it used to. But that could change.