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.
A seat remains vacant on the Bethel City Council after half the council refused to appoint a Yup’ik elder. Mary Nanuwak meets all of the legal requirements and was the only person who applied to fill the position after Naim Shabani’s resignation.
The Wrangell Cooperative Association never budged from its original position: no disposal near Pat’s Creek. The tribe looked for alternative sites, extra federal funding and outside scientific opinion. All options were on the table, but most did not pan out.
Cruise Line Agencies of Alaska port manager Fred Reeder told the Sitka Chamber of Commerce that the outlook for large-ship cruising — around the world — was improving. He was concerned that Sitka was not ready to capitalize on the uptick.