Major changes in the U.S. Postal Service could mean mail bound for the capital city would be sorted in Anchorage. The Postal Service is making changes around the country to reverse a budge deficit of billions of dollars. The post office is reorganizing how it oversees the rural bypass mail program in Alaska, and considering a big change for Juneau.
Annie Feidt has more.
- 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.