Morning Edition Interviews

City Council debates sales tax increase

City Council Member Marty West gives a recap of the Thursday night Council meeting, where members voted on a 1-percent seasonal sales tax increase. The vote passed, but one member who voted “yes” said he would like to reconsider a new proposal, for a half percent sales tax increase year-round. The Council will vote again at their meeting next week.

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Oxidized rock colors a valley where one of Seabridge Gold's KSM Project's open pit mines will be dug. Canadian officials have opened their final comment period before environmental approval. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)
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