A new bipartisan group has launched a campaign to convince voters to reject a convention that could significantly change the state’s laws and government.
In the spring of 2008, a huge set of avalanches wiped out towers for a power transmission line, severing Juneau’s connection to its main source of hydroelectricity.
Ballot Measure 2, would mandate more transparency about who’s funding independent spending groups that operate in Alaska’s elections — but its two most ambitious provisions target the election process itself.
It’s one of several out-of-state controversies Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has lent the state name to.
Three questions related to updating and improving Juneau’s arts and culture venues will appear on the municipal ballot.
It’s nearly unprecedented for conservative and Republican candidates to share less of the vote than former Gov. Sean Parnell had four years ago.
“The ribbon cutting for Overstreet Park marks the completion of the entire park and that section of the seawalk,” said George Schaaf, head of Juneau Parks and Recreation.
The Juneau Assembly adopted its budget without any layoffs or shuttering any facilities, though two vacant city staff positions will remain unfilled: a city planner and a community service officer for the Mendenhall Valley area.
Juneau grappled with the water fluoridation debate a decade ago and ultimately decided to scrap fluoride. Dentists say cavities in youngsters appear to be rising though there’s been no hard data to confirm this trend.
“All of my red flags are waving at the moment,” said Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board member Jerome Selby.