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Hoonah's dock divide

...proposal to withdraw city support of the Shaman Point site. The city council successfully pushed to override that veto.City councilman Bob Starbard, who led the push in favor of Icy Strait Point, said he preferred not to look at the issue as "one...
Proposal to bring tourists to Pelican raises eyebrows

...since Pelican Seafoods was established in 1938."That's what Pelican's pretty much all about," Tom Andrews, a city councilman and commercial fisherman, said of commercial fishing. "That's how we survived all these years."It would be...
City councilman blocks federal grant proposal

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks city councilman who routinely votes unsuccessfully to reject federal grant money finally won a budget skirmish this week.Councilman Lloyd Hilling...
Flooded town awaits damage assessment

...depth of more than 2 feet, and he spent two days on a 24-foot boat with his wife, his son and 12 dogs.Korta, a city councilman and former Iditarod musher who operates a firewood business and bed and breakfast, said he has heard the arguments...
State Briefs

...insider loans to try to take over rival Alaska National Bank of the North in the 1980s. Miklautsch, a former Fairbanks city councilman, vanished before the indictments. Man injured in cycle accident dies ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man who was injured...
Alaska's Missile Mood

...situation with the missiles in North Korea, I think we would all be on Prozac," he said. Back in Hooper Bay, city councilman Marc Cowart said even if a missile were headed to their village there's not a lot that could be done. "There are...
Alaska Editorial: There's a lesson in Interior city tax revolt

...of property tax dollars. But until the city could adopt a sales tax and put it into place, well, who knows. A city councilman, in a resolution expressing concern for the anti-tax initiative, said cutting property taxes without a backup...
My Turn: Head tax proponents misguided

...of the world, creating business and job opportunities for thousands of residents. Bottom line? That's good for Alaska. Steve Hites is a 30-year Skagway resident and former city councilman who owns the Skagway Street Car Company.
Alaska Digest

...Homer shoppers now pay 4.5 percent city sales tax and another 2 percent levied by the Kenai Peninsula Borough. City Councilman Mike Heimbuch, the measure's sponsor, said Homer's infrastructure is built around its higher summer population...
My Turn: Challenging others to do the right thing

Richard Whittaker passed away last week. An attorney, Alaska legislator, city councilman, journalist, commercial diver, Dick did many things and accomplished much in his life, but I will remember him for his passionate...


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