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Southeast tribes meet about mining concerns

Southeast tribes meet about mining concerns

Southeast Alaska tribal leaders are meeting to discuss Canadian mines that could impact regional fisheries.

House considers medevac membership program

House considers medevac membership program

A bill aimed at restoring a popular medevac insurance program is getting some attention in the House.

Ferry Aurora returns to service

Ferry Aurora returns to service

The ferry Aurora is sailing again after being tied up for about a week. Part of the small ship’s steering system broke down March 8.

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Gov. Sean Parnell wants to get natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. He says a gas line and LNG plant could benefit more than the Railbelt.

Orca pod attracts a crowd in Douglas

Orca pod attracts a crowd in Douglas

Juneau residents had a nice surprise when a pod of orcas swam up Gastineau Channel yesterday.

Marine highway to close ferry gift shops

Marine highway to close ferry gift shops

Marine highway officials say closing the shops will save $1 million a year.

Ketchikan-POW ferry aids seafood, retail, tourism

Ketchikan-POW ferry aids seafood, retail, tourism

A small southern Southeast Alaska ferry line is of large value to the region’s economy. That’s according to a new report studying the Inter-Island Ferry Authority.

Yakutat prepares to try out wave-generated power

Yakutat prepares to try out wave-generated power

The northern Southeast city of Yakutat is gearing up for a wave-energy experiment. If it’s a success, the community of about 650 residents could lower its high, diesel-fueled power costs.

Wilson’s transportation fund advances in House

Wilson’s transportation fund advances in House

A measure setting up an Alaska Transportation Infrastructure Fund has gotten some traction in the House. But two companion bills are not seeing the same attention.

Should humpbacks lose endangered status?

Should humpbacks lose endangered status?

State officials want the federal government to remove some protections for Southeast and Southcentral humpback whales. But a noted researcher says it’s too early to do that.