State Government

Public asked to weigh in on Gustavus annexation

The state’s Local Boundary Commission takes public comment Wednesday on the City of Gustavus’ petition to annex another 16-square miles. Brent Williams, section staff supervisor for the LBC, says they’ve already recommended that annexation be approved. Commissioners could announce a decision as soon as Thursday. “The LBC does not always follow the staff recommendation,” says…

State gets support in its fight against Roadless Rule

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce and 13 other Southeast businesses and organizations will join in the state’s lawsuit against a federal rule that prevents road construction in certain areas of the Tongass National Forest. The Parnell administration in June appealed a federal district court decision setting aside an eight-year-old policy that exempted the Tongass from…

Murkowski aide resigns, plans to plead guilty to fishing violation

A former congressional aide may spend as much as ten months in prison for a fishing violation while was a member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Arne Fuglvog submitted his resignation Sunday as fisheries aide to Senator Lisa Murkowski. In a statement, Murkowski thanked Fuglvog for his years of service and said he…

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