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Fairbanks to consider mail-in ballots

FAIRBANKS - Looking to boost voter turnout, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly will consider an ordinance creating a system to vote by mail in borough elections.Assemblymen Lance Roberts and Karl Kassel are...
Former assemblywoman to join Interior Gas Utility board

...government, including on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly.She was appointed by Mayor Luke Hopkins and confirmed by a 7-2 Borough Assembly vote on Thursday.The borough-owned utility plans...
For schools, cities can't do it alone

...government activities.The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly increased the local contribution to public education...for FY15 to meet last year's cap. The Mat-Su Borough Assembly passed $1.35 million increase in education funding...
Ketchikan assembly approves creation of advisory pot panel

KETCHIKAN - The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has approved creation of a local marijuana the panel, choosing representatives from the Borough Assembly, the Ketchikan School Board and the communities...
Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...local Alaska State Trooper posts, feel too much has been cut already. Closer to home, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly added $4.5 million in additional funds to the local school district's budget to stave off the elimination of...
Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

...e-cigarettes.The Cooperative Relations Committee, a joint group of the Ketchikan City Council and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, unanimously voted Friday to work toward an excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products, the Ketchikan Daily...
HB 115, Leaders do the right thing

...Constitution gave the federal government rights over our lands.I'm proud of the leaders in our Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly and Ketchikan City Council who are willing to stand up for what is right. Both of those bodies recently passed resolutions...
My Turn: The mousetrap

...patients.? Lance Roberts is an engineer born and raised in Fairbanks. He is a member of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly. The views expressed here are his own and do not represent the assembly or borough administration.
KayHi softball season jeopardized by seashell fragments found in Dudley Field

...contract as complete once groups begin using the fields. Garrison said he hoped to have an agreement before the Borough Assembly met Monday night.The borough hasn't settled on a cost to replace the surface of the fields or who would be responsible...
BP honors three Southeast Alaska Teachers Of Excellence

...Mt. Edgecumbe High School. A life-long Sitka resident, he also serves the community as a member of the Sitka Borough Assembly and the city deputy mayor. Regarded as a blue chip caliber player at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, he strives to...


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