Dirt has been turned for the new State Libraries, Archives and Museum in the capital city. The project to hold Alaska’s treasures in one building is already underway, as contractor PCL Construction prepares the ground behind the current Alaska State Museum. Wednesday’s cold rain in Juneau moved the groundbreaking inside. The museum was packed with…
Next time you tip a bottle of Amber, Pale or IPA from Juneau’s Alaskan Brewing Company the beer you’ll be drinking will be a little greener, as in good for the environment.
Juneau’s Reuben Yost is the new chief of the state ferry system. But he’ll spend only about half his time on that job.
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell gaveled in the House of Representatives and the Senate on Tuesday then administered the oath of office to 59 House and Senate members.
Democrats in the Alaska Legislature say the state’s redistricting process is flawed and needs to be made more nonpartisan.
Lifelong Democrat says it was ‘gut wrenching’ to join Republican Majority, but was best way to protect Southeast Alaska’s interests.
The City and Borough of Juneau should relax its planning and zoning regulations and implement tax incentives to encourage more home building.
The listing perhaps bolsters the Storis’ chances of becoming a museum on Juneau’s downtown waterfront.
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.