Sitka Assembly voted Aug. 14 against including a question on the ballot to raise transient lodging taxes. If Assembly members had voted in favor and it passed muster with voters, visitors would have paid a net 1 percent more on their hotel room or B&B in wintertime.
The village of Napakiak received $449,000 in federal funding Thursday that could help them respond to the “imminent threat” of climate change. Napakiak’s shoreline is eroding at an alarming rate, even by Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta standards.
Anchorage entrepreneur Dimitri Shein is one of two main candidates in the Democratic primary for Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat. Shein was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to Anchorage in 1993. He was 12. The experience helps him appreciate what makes America exceptional.