The Alaska Department of Administration is moving more state workers into the State Office Building. Commissioner Leslie Ridle tells KTOO that means the state will need more downtown parking for its downtown workforce.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust’s Land Office plans to create more than 100 spaces for state workers on a waterfront parcel it owns. Developers behind a proposed marina and science center say the parking lot deal kills their plans.
The state just sold timber from its Southeast Alaska forest to the region’s largest mill. It’s part of a multi-agency effort to keep the area’s logging industry alive. But some say it’s time to let it go.
The Haines Assembly is pushing back on a proposed timber sale on the Chilkat Peninsula. The University of Alaska is offering up 400 acres of land for harvest. But at a meeting Monday, the local government said it will explore its legal options if a contract is awarded.