While almost a third of their colleagues in the Alaska House are new faces, Juneau Representatives Beth Kerttula and Cathy Munoz return for their 15th and 5th sessions respectively.
The announcement that Anchorage Rep. Lindsey Holmes had switched parties from Democrat to Republican came after a two-hour House Majority caucus meeting.
Southeast Rep. Peggy Wilson will try to change the way transportation projects are funded this session. The Wrangell Republican also wants to come up with a system to improve rural hospitals.
Newton Lambert, currently serving a 99-year sentence for Anne Benolken’s murder, wants DNA testing of James Benolken’s clothing.
Sitka Senator Bert Stedman has less power in the Legislature this session. He’s worried the new majority caucus will push through bills that will hurt the state or ignore his region.
Another groundbreaking ceremony will be held next Wednesday in Juneau for the state Library, Archives and Museums project, also known as SLAM. Contractor PCL Construction began work on the project about a month ago.
Jet skis, water skis and wake boards would not be allowed on Juneau’s Auke Lake, under a proposal to limit watercraft to 10 horsepower on the small lake. The draft Auke Lake Management Plan also recommends towing restrictions. The proposal was released Tuesday night to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, or PRAC. After a…
Bill Brown of Juneau has resigned from the Alaska Board of Fisheries with nearly a year and a half remaining in his term.
The Juneau Assembly has adopted a Municipal Drinking Water Supply Plan that grew out of discussions about reopening the AJ Mine near downtown.
Southeast leaders were surprised by Captain Mike Neussl’s announcement that he would resign from his job as marine highways chief. But some say it won’t hurt the ferry system in the long term.
The weekend earthquake that shook Southeast Alaska is likely responsible for some sewer and water breaks throughout Juneau.
There’s more scientific evidence that sea otters reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.
The number of endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales is up a bit from last year, but not enough to indicate a turn-around in the population’s slow decline. That’s according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center, which announced Thursday that the 2012 whale population is 312 animals, up from 284 in…
Petersburg becomes the nineteenth organized borough in Alaska. The first meeting of the Petersburg Borough Assembly will be held on Monday.