A controversial initiative to require electric vehicle owners to buy a permit to use city-owned charging stations has been shelved for further study. The Juneau Commission on Sustainability – which criticized the idea – has been tasked to gather public input and report back to the Assembly.
There are no roads linking most of Southeast Alaska, so residents rely on planes and ferries to get from one community to another. The ferry service has been spotty this year, which has caused challenges for many students traveling to regional events.
The warm winter has wreaked havoc on highways across Alaska. The state is about to go to work responding to Bethel’s pothole predicament. The Department of Transportation will begin repairing Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway.