Eighty-four years ago, the worst maritime tragedy in Alaska waters occurred just off shore of Juneau. Over 340 people were killed when the steamer Princess Sophia grounded on Vanderbilt Reef and then sank. Related Link: More on the Wreck of the Princess Sophia
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- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has ordered that Native communities and their traditional ecological knowledge be considered in future federal land management decisions.
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- Sen. Dan Sullivan said he is trying to make Congress aware of more than 30 villages that still don't have running water or sewers.