A Petersburg man in July will be starting up a year-long term as national president of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The fraternal organization is dedicated to patriotism, charitable giving and service programs in communities across the country.Read More
Author: Joe Viechnicki
Four people are finalists for the top job at Petersburg Medical Center. A hiring committee was scheduled to meet in executive session Thursday, March 15 to interview three candidates for CEO and hoped to schedule an interview with the fourth for next week. The new CEO will replace Liz Woodyard who plans to retire at the end of June.Read More
Petersburg’s planning and zoning commission this month voted to recommend a new development code for the borough. Hundreds of pages long, it covers what’s allowed for land use, buildings and subdivisions. It still needs approval by the borough assembly.Read More
A Senate committee Monday, March 12 heard from supporters and opponents of state involvement in the management of sea otters in Southeast Alaska. The Senate Resources committee held its first hearing on Senate joint resolution 13, which calls on the federal government to allow the state or a Native organization to co-manage the rebounding marine mammals and seek ways to increase harvest of otters.Read More
It looks like Alaskans this year will get a chance to decide a ballot question on legislative pay, conflicts of interest for law makers and gifts from lobbyists.
The state’s Division of Elections has determined The Alaska Government Accountability Act has enough signatures to put question to voters on either the primary or special election ballot this year. More than 32,000 were needed; the Division of Elections this winter verified 40,867 signatures.