David Conrad, professor emeritus of history at Southern Illinois University, first discovered the origins of the Tongass National Forest while going through some materials at the National Archives. He later compiled his research on the creation of the Alexander Archipelago Forest Reserve in an article that appeared in an 1977 issue of Pacific Historical Review.
- The Juneau School District is facing a sixth year of budget cuts, and it’s handling the budget process a little differently than it has in recent years.
- The new rule won't go into effect until late 2016 at the earliest, but importers would have to track where fish were caught, the type of gear used and where it was landed.
- Anchorage is tied for first as the prime destination for ferrying summer tourists, according to a new report by the McDowell Group.
- A new law may clear an impasse in a stalled human trafficking case against Bill Allen, the former star witness in the federal corruption probe of Alaska politicians.