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Low turnout 'a matter of education'

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series exploring Juneau's low voter turnout. Part one published Sunday, Oct. 11, and can be found by clicking on this story at
At Klondike Relay, a checkpoint outside the box (and cube)

SKAGWAY - At the Canadian border station on the Klondike Highway, the wind is blowing and the rain is coming in sideways.
Bartlett names five CEO finalists officer Ken Brough and human resources director Norma Adams also stepped down.Cosgrove, also the HR director for the city, took over HR at the hospital via a shared services agreement approved in January. The hospital also adopted...
Juneau libraries' e-book popularity surges

...That could be the result of a smaller budget rather than people reading less print, said Robert Barr, library director for the City and Borough of Juneau. The print budget has decreased about 20 percent over the past six years."I'm not convinced...
Retirement board challenges inaction on pension debt

Challenging the slow pace of the governor and Legislature in dealing with Alaska's underfunded pension plans, the Alaska Retirement Management Board trustees Thursday voted to try to force the issue and speed up paying off the debt.
Harbor upgrade could cause boat launch woes

...demolish and rebuild DeHarts, and update existing Statter Harbor infrastructure, Carl Uchytil, docks and harbors director for the City and Borough of Juneau, said at the Chamber of Commerce lunch lecture on Thursday. This work, combined with planned...
Invasive species bill advances in House

...DNR who addressed the committee repeatedly referred during the meeting.Marlene Campbell, government relations director for the City and Borough of Sitka, testified on her own community's struggle with Dvex."Sitka is the first Alaska site...
City panel OKs eagle nest buffer variance

...around the nests would range from $19.5 million to $34.5 million. Dale Pernulla, community development director for the city, said the road could technically be built without the variance, but not at that cost. "It's feasible to avoid...
Panhandle wildlife gets new scrutiny on state coastal trail

Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage is now a precedent-setting wildlife viewing trail.
City puts Amalga Harbor renovation project out to bid

...could be determined when the real costs are known. The key will be the dredging, he said. As John Stone, port director for the city and borough, pointed out in his report to the planning commission, boats currently can't launch at low tide...


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