Sitka and 10 other American cities had no legal protection for residents based on sexual orientation or gender identity earlier this fall, when the Human Rights Campaign gave these communities a score of zero on its municipal equality index. That is about to change in Sitka.
A memorandum of understanding between the Municipality of Skagway and White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad is moving forward. The Assembly advanced the document at a special meeting Thursday, just over a week after a mayoral veto put on the brakes.
The Skagway Assembly took a step forward at a meeting Tuesday in waterfront negotiations with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. The group unanimously approved a draft memorandum of understanding with the private company. But, the next day, the mayor put on the brakes.
Electric vehicles may soon be required to have a pay-and-display permit use city-owned charging stations. Electric vehicles are popular in the capital city with about 200 on the road and two being added each week.
Towns across Alaska have to grapple with what to do once a known sex offender returns to the community after serving their punishment. Though there are clear limits in some areas, there are massive gray zones, as well.