The Skagway Assembly met for the second time this week to review a document that could provide a way forward on port improvements. The group made some notable edits to a memorandum of understanding with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad.
The use of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems, by the Haines Borough has raised concerns about privacy and local government overreach. Residents and representatives pushed back at an Assembly meeting Tuesday on the use of the technology as a routine tool for government.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority offered a prime piece of Juneau’s waterfront for sale last year. Prospective developers sent offers but have grown irritated that almost a year later there’s been no formal response.
Mayor Karl Kassel told a couple hundred area residents who showed up for two meetings Wednesday that many are so old that they just need to be torn down and replaced, which comes with a price tag of nearly $400 million to catch up on that backlog.