A unique unit comprised of members of the Alaska Army and Air National Guard was in Juneau last week to demonstrate their capabilities to local officials. The 103rd Civil Support Team based out of Fort Richardson was created to identify potential weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and other hazardous materials during an accident or possible attack.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.
- Sarah Erkmann, external affairs manager for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association trade group, said the tax amounts to “punishing” oil companies.
- The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon canceled its annual convention slated to be held in Haines, mainly due to the weak Canadian dollar.
- For now, traffic in Gastineau Channel will not be restricted, but Hilbert said they will likely establish a no-wake zone during the actual salvage operation.