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State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visit

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visitA new Walker-Mallott administration working group is addressing British Columbia's mining boom near its border with Alaska. But the group is not ready to take the stands mine critics hope for.

Update: Tlingit-Haida OKs same-sex marriages

Update: Tlingit-Haida OKs same-sex marriagesSoutheast Alaska’s largest tribal organization has authorized its courts to perform same-sex marriages.

Tongass transition plan may run short

Tongass transition plan may run shortA new forecast says current plans for logging younger Tongass trees will not provide enough wood to maintain the region’s timber industry. But a more aggressive approach might.

Tongass transition back on the table

Tongass transition back on the tableA citizens’ panel continues wrestling with the future of Southeast Alaska’s national forest. The 15-member Tongass Advisory Committee resumes meeting Tuesday in Juneau.

Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service career

Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service careerThe man at the top of the Tongass is leaving soon. Forrest Cole will retire this spring after four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schools

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schoolsNew legislation will propose a system of encouraging and supporting Native language charter schools in Alaska.

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pond

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pondA new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening.

Mike Neussl returns as AMHS chief

Mike Neussl returns as AMHS chiefThe Alaska Marine Highway System has a new boss. Mike Neussl began work Monday as the Department of Transportation’s deputy commissioner overseeing ferries.

Mine dam collapse report cites bad design

Mine dam collapse report cites bad designA government investigation says poor design led to last summer’s catastrophic failure of British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine tailings pond.

New Sealaska logging sites near earlier cuts

New Sealaska logging sites near earlier cutsSealaska says it will begin logging its new lands later this year. The first two parcels to be cut will be on Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula.