NOTN 12-7

    News of the North

    Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 - 13 minutes

    The Tazlina will provide service in January and February 2023, and bookings are now available for communities including Angoon, Gustavus, Hoonah, Juneau, Haines, and Skagway.

    The University of Alaska faculty union membership has ratified a tentative contract agreement with the University of Alaska administration. United Academics certified the ratification vote results Monday.

    With a coalition majority now formed in the state senate, senator Jesse Kiehl spoke to his hopes that one will form in the house.

    Two new pots of money totaling $20.5 million are now available to local communities through USDA’s Wood Innovations Grants Program.

    Tom Mattice, the City's Emergency Program Manager, spoke to being prepared for this winter.

    Capital City Fire/Rescue, Alaska State Firefighters Association Juneau Chapter, IAFF Local 4303, and Douglas Fire Association will once again bring some extra holiday cheer to Juneau as members of CCFR and their families parade the streets of Juneau together with Santa next week.

    The Sitka Ranger District has selected a 14’ ft Sitka Spruce to be the next Together Tree.

    CBJ Parks & Recreation has started their third annual candy cane hunt downtown.

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