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Potholes outside Fairbanks cause problems for school buses

...which educates students in kindergarten through eighth grade, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Incoming borough Mayor Karl Kassel said he had not been informed of the specific issues the school has been faced with, but that the borough...
Kotzebue Diary

...hustle my boss, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, into the well-worn studio for a live broadcast with Northwest Arctic Borough Mayor Reggie Joule. Two very hip young women with a small video camera and boom mic dash inside. Their blonde hair, skinny...
Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law'

...but not out in the right-of-way, blocking traffic or being intrusive," said Karl Kassel, who is running for Borough Mayor. "I sort of feel that political opinion is a personal free speech right from your own property. I think that it's...
Search, rescue medic a leader in pot legalization

...that was running the campaign in Fairbanks," Emmett said.When the vote succeeded, Emmett was invited to sit on a borough-mayor-led think tank on local marijuana policy before the governor tapped him to join the state Marijuana Control Board...
Construction, property tax proposal offered for gas project

...last regular session will be revamped.Larry Persily, a special assistant on oil and gas issues to Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre, an advisory group member, said the numbers look reasonable though, he said, the communities represented...
AMHS reform urged at SE conference

...Kensinger was a speaker at the Southeast Conference meeting who presented his vision for the ferry system.Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill said on Tuesday that her trip to Prince Rupert for the three-day conference would have taken a week on the...
State | Local
Pres. Obama to visit Seward, Dillingham, wrap up in Kotzebue

...arms deal with Iran and funding the government past the end of the month.In a prepared statement, Northwest Arctic Borough Mayor Reggie Joule said he's excited that the president will visit Kotzebue: "The Arctic region has come into international...
State's only working coal mine grapples with waning exports

...Health Administration says that number dropped by 15 percent.Many mine employees live in the town of Healy. Denali Borough Mayor Clay Walker said the community's economy is very strong."The economy in the local area hasn't been palpably...
Former police chief: I was ousted without reason

ANCHORAGE - A former police chief is saying he was fired without cause.Jonathan Owen said North Slope Borough Mayor Charlotte Brower's staff asked him to resign in late July. He said they wanted him to say he was retiring, but Owen had intended...
Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for borough mayor

...appointed in 2009, the same year she lost a bid for borough mayor against Luke Hopkins.Kassel, the former head of the...borough for a year before filing for the position.The borough mayor earns an annual salary of $104,400.___Information...


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