This week, Cruise Lines International Association sued the City and Borough of Juneau over how it uses cruise head taxes. While Juneau is the only community named, the implications of the lawsuit could affect other Alaska communities that levy their own head taxes. Like Ketchikan.
Loren K. Stanton was suspended for violating ethics rules by having a sexual relationship with a client in 2014.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly meets Monday, and one of the items on the agenda is a resolution that calls for no cost-of-living salary increases this year.
Citing the potential negative effects on wildlife of the planned Shelter Cove Road project, five environmental organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court objecting to the U.S. Forest Service’s recent decision to grant an easement for the road’s construction.
Officials have expressed concern that shipping marijuana off-island for testing would violate federal law, because pot remains illegal at the federal level.
The Ketchikan School Board heard from the Fawn Mountain Elementary School principal during Wednesday’s regular meeting, including discussion of a possible totem pole for the school.
Citing uncertainty with what the state might do with public school funding, the Board opted to postpone adopting the budget until its next meeting.
Patti Mackey of KVB gave an update to Chamber of Commerce members on what is happening with the tourism industry locally and across the state; and discussed some of the challenges facing the industry.
The resident bag and possession limit is three; non-resident is one, except during May and June.
The total amount pledged statewide is nearly $3.2 million.