The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s resource management committee meets Wednesday starting at 1 p.m., and will vote on whether to recommend reconsideration of the Trust Board’s decision to start the process of logging parts of Deer Mountain and a parcel in Petersburg.
During a four-minute special meeting Monday night, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted unanimously to change the by-mail special Charter Commission election to an in-person election.
Three people are running for the House District 36 seat. We had earlier reports on incumbent Dan Ortiz and his Republican challenger Bob Sivertsen. And on Friday, KRBD’s Leila Kheiry sat down with Constitution Party candidate Ken Shaw.
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Five people filed for a vacancy on the Ketchikan City Council; four want to fill an empty Ketchikan School Board seat.
Deer Mountain was the topic of a series of borough emails this week, with some claiming the Ketchikan Gateway Borough manager had been too helpful toward the Alaska Mental Health Trust.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly voted Monday evening in favor of a voter information brochure, in case there is a charter commission election in December; discussed selective logging in the Blank Inlet area; and talked about the search for a new borough manager.
Prompting a feeling of deja-vu, Joe Miller is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Lisa Murkowski. This time, though, Murkowski won her primary and has the Republican Party backing, and Miller is running as the Libertarian Party candidate.
Gov. Bill Walker has money on his mind. Still.
Sen. Bert Stedman says “basic math” shows the state will have to come up with ways to increase revenue while also continuing to cut spending. But, he says, those cuts need to be careful and strategic.
Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office has scheduled public meetings in Ketchikan, Saxman and Petersburg to present information and hear from the public about the state agency’s plans to log sensitive areas close to the communities if a federal land exchange doesn’t pass Congress early next year.