NOTN 5-22

    News of the North

    Monday, May 22, 2023 - 8 minutes

    An installation service was held for United Methodist Church (UMC) Bishop Cedrick D. Bridgeforth in Juneau on Saturday

    Juneau saw its best turnout in years for the annual Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run and Pledge Drive Saturday. Juneau raised nearly $15,000 that will stay in the community for Special Olympics

    As $216 million in federal aid is flowing to help Alaskans cope with salmon and crab collapses over the past three years, conditions that caused some of the harvest failures still persist.

    According to a study put out by the Sightline institute, Alaska Open Primary and Ranked Choice voting system likely played a role in more independents winning elections.

    CBJ Parks & Recreation, together with Trail Mix, the United States Forest Service, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the Alaska Department of Transportation, has finalized a Master Plan for the Montana Creek Recreation Area

    Turning to Capitol Hill where White House negotiators and Republican leaders wrapped up a round of debt ceiling talks. Their meeting comes as the President and House Speaker are due for another face-to-face meeting this afternoon.

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