In an effort to protect children from sex crimes, the Mat-Su Borough Assembly approved a new ordinance that prohibits sex offenders from taking up permanent residence within 1,000 feet of any school, daycare facility or public park. Approved at the
The Mat-Su Borough Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on July 18 in support of protecting female Arctic Winter Games athletes from biological male competitors who claim they are female. The Mat-Su is hosting the upcoming Games in March of next year,
Due to Jesse Sumner’s election to the Alaska House of Representatives in November, his Mat-Su Borough Assembly seat is now vacant. The borough is currently accepting applications to fill the spot, with an application deadline of Feb. 6. After reviewing
With 100% of precincts reporting, and roughly 4,100 early and absentee votes yet to be tabulated, here is where the Mat-Su Borough election results from Nov. 8 stand. SCHOOL BOARD It looks like the already conservative Mat-Su School Board has moved a bit more
In an effort to strengthen election integrity and to give Mat-Su residents confidence that their votes are counted accurately, the Mat-Su Assembly will vote on a resolution requiring a hand count verification of borough elections. The vote, scheduled for
Brian Endle, who is running for Mat-Su Borough Assembly, is on a mission to ensure that all votes in Mat-Su Borough elections are hand counted. He’s part of an coalition of concerned citizens who want to do away with Dominion voting machines for all borough
A coordinated group of Mat-Su residents attended the July 19 Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting requesting that the borough become the first in Alaska to scrap all of its Dominion ballot tabulation machines. In a string of about 25 testimonies that spanned an
Mat-Su voters easily passed lifetime term limits for borough mayor and assembly members, as well as additional property tax breaks for seniors and military veterans. They also approved new redistricting lines for the seven assembly districts spread across the
The Mat-Su Borough has a packed special election set for July 12 when residents will decide on term limits for elected officials, tax reductions for seniors and veterans, and a proposed redistricting map. On election day, residents can vote in person at
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