The group — made up of Mongolian social workers, shelter managers, and police officers — was here to learn how Alaska is addressing high rates of domestic violence.
City clerk Tom Moran and Chip Leeper, the head of Nome Parks and Recreation, were the only two candidates interviewed by the city council for the city manager job.
Josie Bahnke will lead Alaska’s Division of Elections after Lt. Governor Byron Mallot asked for the resignation of current Elections head Gail Fenumiai.
As lawmakers in Juneau go into overtime, Sounding Board wants to hear your thoughts on what should be a top priority as budgets get cut and funding dries up.
Nome Board of Education plans for potential bad news from Juneau, and brainstorms ways to cut district costs.
The city’s top priority is continuing with ongoing water and sewer upgrades, but even modest projects are uncertain in the face of a potential $3 billion deficit due to falling oil prices.
Foster looks to his seat on the Transportation committee and his ties to the House majority; Olson won’t be caucusing with the Senator Majority, but will keep key seat on Finance committee.
Back from the Association of Alaska School Boards conference, Nome’s board discussed what legislative priorities they’ll submit to the City Council to lobby for in Juneau.
In Friday’s News: Federal judge halts Arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea; Legislature pushing to wrap up session;
In Wednesday’s news: For the first time in almost 20 years, NJUS will raise water and sewer rates; State’s capital budget lingers in limbo as legislative…