Alaska News Roundup for September 8

  • Bishop’s Beach was once again the star of the evening at the last Homer City Council meeting where dozens of residents gave testimony on the restricting access issue. The Homer Tribune has a juicy retelling of the meeting and several choice quotes from the evening.
  • Sen. Dan Sullivan poked Texas’ senators where it hurts most: by pointing out how they are lacking in size.Sullivan


  • There is (finally) a simple list of do’s and don’ts for commercial cannabis businesses to follow and simultaneously act as a guide for law enforcement. The Juneau Empire details the Pot Board’s new naughty and nice list. Don’t expect pot shops to be giving out “gifts” i.e. samples because that is now a BIG no-no.

  • The Nome Nugget explains the highlights from the United States Arctic Research Commission’s 104th meeting that was held in late August. USARC now knows exactly what Arctic researchers need and more funding for health and suicide prevention.
  • Who’s making it rain $10 million? The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s legal team…that’s who! The Fairbanks News Miner explains how the borough will reinvest their windfall payoff from the Alaska Supreme Court ruling involving the tax-value of the trans-Alaska pipeline, into LONG overdue building maintenance.Making it Rain


  • Kenai’s City Council is pausing on the purchase of seven beach front properties that over look Cook Inlet from an Outside company in order to build a public road and access the Kenai river’s south bank. The cost of this tentative purchase will be between $1.6-$1.9 million and will be voted on by the council during a-yet-to-be-determined meeting date, per the Peninsula Clarion.
  • The latest NBC News/Marist poll was sure to have made the Clinton campaign weep: Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-I) now has a commanding lead of 49% support with New Hampshire voters and is quickly closing in on her Iowa lead.sanders


  • Seward’s City Council <3’s tidal energy that they have officially begun working on a plan to convert Resurrection Bay’s tidal forces into energy and/or heat for four public buildings. APRN reveals that the first step is to lock-in roughly $850K in Alaska Energy Authority Renewable Energy gra This move will save the city an estimated $76,000 a year.
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski got her adventure on with the US National Coast guard over Labor Day weekend.Murkowski




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