In Southeast Alaska, there were no competitive primaries for state House and Senate. All candidates in the primaries will advance to the ranked choice general election. In the House District 2 race, which includes Petersburg, Sitka, and most of Prince of Wales Island, independent Rebecca Himschoot of Sitka received 54 percent of the vote, with Republican Kenny Karl Skaflestad of Hoonah bringing in 46 percent.Read More
Author: Angela Denning, CoastAlaska
Petersburg’s borough assembly advanced a measure that would ease some restrictions on local government spending at a regular meeting, Aug. 15. The ordinance would eliminate spending limits in the municipal code for department heads and increase the amount the borough manager is allowed to spend without assembly approval from $30,000 to $75,000.Read More
Jason Grenn is the Executive Director for Alaskans for Better Elections, a non-partisan group that advocated for moving the state into the ranked choice system. He encourages voters to rank more than one candidate on the special election ballot.Read More
Reality TV stars from the long-running Discovery series, Alaskan Bush People, made a brief stop in Petersburg earlier this month. The famous Brown family tried to buy land after living in Washington the last three years. But locals did not welcome them as neighbors.Read More
August 31 is the deadline to make a donation to a nonprofit through your Permanent Fund Dividend. Thank You for supporting Petersburg nonprofits!!
Jan. 6 Committee Hearings
The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has held eight public hearings. Each video recording is available here - Next scheduled for September.