The absentee ballots didn't change the preliminary results: Heather Savo will fill the one open school board seat, Bill Rodawalt won city council seat B, and Chris Napoli was re-elected to council seat A.
Residents will vote on two city council seats and one school board seat. Incumbent Chris Napoli is running for city council seat A unopposed. Dillingham High School instructor Kaleb Westfall and science teacher Bill Rodowalt are vying for seat B.
Cigarettes in Dillingham are about to get more expensive. The city expects the new tax to generate $120,000 for the general fund initially. It hopes that over time higher prices will discourage tobacco use.
During Thursday’s Dillingham City Council meeting the council was updated about the issues at the city landfill and took a look at the proposed budget for the next fiscal year. KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.
Support is growing for the idea of transferring a huge sum of money into the public employee and teacher retirement systems in Alaska. The goal is to pay down the system’s unfunded liabilities to retired employees. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.