Renovations underway at Alaska’s State Capitol

Long overdue renovations to Alaska’s State Capitol are well under way. Juneau-based Alaska Commercial Contractors started major work on the building’s crawl space and portico at the end of April, a few days after the legislative session ended. Bright red construction tape blocks the front of the building, stairs are missing, and large signs direct…

Galena Flooding

Parnell declares disaster for flooded interior communities

Gov.  Sean Parnell Friday issued a state disaster declaration for Galena and other communities affected by spring flooding. It will activate at least $1 million in state disaster recovery funds. The hardest hit is Galena, where much of the community of nearly 500 was submerged by water earlier this week.  Many residents were evacuated after…

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