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.
Sealaska Corp.'s approximately 22,000 tribal members will each get between $129 and $1,082, depending on their status.
Southeast Alaska is growing older faster than any other region in the state. This so-called “Silver Tsunami” is expanding the need for housing, transportation, healthcare and social services.
Mike Coffey, a longtime Department of Transportation manager, will soon be in charge of the agency’s Southeast and Southwest Alaska operations.
Sitka sits on a different chunk of the Earth’s crust than the rest of Alaska. Decades of scientific research have led to a report and map showing where the faults lie.
Sen. Mark Begich would be headed back to Washington, D.C., had the rest of the state voted like Southeast. Bill Walker would have solidly won the governor’s race. And Forrest Dunbar would have probably squeaked by.
Southeast Alaska has more residents – and more jobs – than ever. That’s according to a report released during the Southeast Conference’s annual meeting in Sitka.
A Sitka-based barge line hopes to return to serving Southeast by the end of the year. It depends on a shipping-industry shuffle, where a much larger company is trying to absorb its chief competitor.
The Tongass Futures Roundtable is shutting down. The organization tried to resolve Southeast Alaska forest-issue conflicts.