State official blasts Juneau's bid to annex island land


February 22, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) ­– Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott criticized Juneau’s bid for annexation, saying the state’s capital city is not being a good neighbor.

Speaking at a conference Wednesday, Mallott lambasted officials for trying to annex parts of nearby Admiralty Island, CoastAlaska News reported . His comments were made at the Southeast Conference Mid-Session Summit.

The Assembly voted in January to add four parcels to its borough, including parts of northern Admiralty Island. It later dropped one parcel after hearing objections from Juneau cabin owners. Officials in Angoon, the island’...

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