The Homer City Council’s meeting was canceled Monday after a mayoral proclamation caused some controversy. The proclamation celebrated the LGBTQ community in Homer, and declared June as “Homer Pride Month.” More than 70 emails both for and against the proclamation poured in throughout the day, City Clerk Melissa Jacobsen said.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta gathered Thursday, June 7, to honor and lay to rest beloved legendary broadcaster and storyteller John Active. The funeral services began at 2 p.m. as more than 300 friends and family packed the Bethel Moravian Church to say “Tue-i-ngunrituq,” or “this is not the last time,” to John Joseph Aqumgaciq Active.
The former owners of the Juneau Empire have proposed a downtown waterfront land swap with the city to realize an ambitious retail development on South Franklin Street. Juneau’s Docks and Harbors sees potential in the deal to create more room for cruise ship tourists.
Avrum Gross died in May 2018. The East Coast Democrat and lawyer was an unlikely ally of Republican Gov. Jay Hammond. He served as Alaska’s attorney general during the permanent fund’s seminal years.
The grassroots group Let’s Sign Ketchikan, which promotes American Sign Language education and understanding of the deaf community, has received grant funding to place placards in businesses where communication by American Sign Language, or ASL, is available.