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Walker says Rupert terminal will be rebuilt

Walker says Rupert terminal will be rebuiltGov. Bill Walker says he’ll continue pushing for construction of a new ferry terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Former Commissioner Marc Luiken appointed DOT chief

Former Commissioner Marc Luiken appointed DOT chiefThere’s a new boss at the state agency overseeing, roads, airports and ferries. Marc Luiken is the commissioner of the Department of Transportation.

Science societies oppose old-growth logging

Science societies oppose old-growth loggingMore scientists have joined a campaign to stop old-growth logging in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

Tongass transition panel chafes at early deadline

Tongass transition panel chafes at early deadlineMembers of the Tongass Advisory Committee are unhappy with U.S. Forest Service efforts to speed up their work.

Will DOT changes help or hurt the ferry system?

Will DOT changes help or hurt the ferry system?Could the firing of three top state transportation officials put the Alaska Marine Highway at risk? That’s what some ferry supporters are asking.

Hoonah cultural organization gets new director

Hoonah cultural organization gets new directorSarah Dybdahl takes over as the Huna Heritage Foundation’s top official next month. It’s the non-profit arm of the Huna Totem village corporation.

DOT commissioner resigns after road conflict

DOT commissioner resigns after road conflictAlaska Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp has resigned at the request of Gov. Bill Walker.

Rep. Kito: Fund the basics, fix what’s broken

Rep. Kito: Fund the basics, fix what’s brokenLike most Alaska lawmakers, Juneau Rep Sam Kito III is worried about the impacts of shrinking state budgets. He’s especially concerned about funding for schools, police and basic services.

Top Tongass officials stepping down soon

Top Tongass officials stepping down soonForest Supervisor Forrest Cole plans to retire in April and his deputy Tricia O'Connor is taking a new job in Wyoming.

Rough weather stops Lynn Canal ferry sailings

Rough weather stops Lynn Canal ferry sailingsJuneau and Haines have lost a ferry sailing for the second time in three days. Skagway also lost one sailing. High winds, heavy seas and freezing spray sent the Aurora back dock.