Tuesday’s primary election was pretty low-key in Southeast Alaska. The real battle for state House and Senate candidates will come during the general election. But a few trends emerged.
Southeast Alaska's four House and two Senate districts have no primary contests this year. Two have no contests at all.
An effort to restructure the Alaska Marine Highway System begins Aug. 20 at a summit in Anchorage.
Alaska’s national forests will see more cabin and trail improvements under a new public-private partnership. A nonprofit group long involved in Juneau maintenance work is increasing its role in the Tongass and Chugach National Forests.
A fifth of Alaska legislators running this year face no opposition. One is Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman, who faces no contest – for the second time.
Huna Totem Corp. will soon have its first shareholder CEO. Board of Directors Chairman Russell Dick will become the corporation’s CEO and president Oct. 1.
Southeast Alaska’s Tlingit culture doesn’t stop at the Canadian border. An Inland Tlingit group from up the Taku River has strong connections to Alaska.
The state and a regional development group are combining forces to develop a new business and management plan for the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation is back in the seafood business. Sealaska announced the purchase of a minority share of a Seattle processing plant Monday.
Sealaska just released its 2015 annual report, which illustrates its financial ups and downs. Those affect more than 22,000 shareholders, who receive dividends twice a year.