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Grant advances Kasaan longhouse repairs

Grant advances Kasaan longhouse repairs

A nearly-half-million-dollar grant will speed restoration of Alaska’s oldest Haida longhouse. The structure was first built 130 years ago at Kasaan.

Scholarships offered to Sealaska shareholders

Scholarships offered to Sealaska shareholders

The Sealaska Heritage Institute is once again offering scholarships to students attending college, graduate school or vocational-technical programs.

Update: Sealaska chair Kookesh to leave post

Update: Sealaska chair Kookesh to leave post

Albert Kookesh is stepping down at the same time Sealaska CEO Chris McNeil retires.

Timber, new districts among region’s top stories

Timber, new districts among region’s top stories

The ferry system’s 50th anniversary and a leadership change at Sealaska are among other top regional stories.

Medevacs face more competition, sicker patients

Medevacs face more competition, sicker patients

Medical evacuations are taking more and more Alaskans to in-state and Lower-48 critical-care facilities. But the medevac system is undergoing changes, with new aircraft, more competition and a shift in patients’ needs.

Delta challenges Alaska on Seattle-Juneau flights

Delta challenges Alaska on Seattle-Juneau flights

Delta Air Lines is resuming its long-dormant Seattle-Juneau flights. But they’ll only happen once a day and only in the summer.

Ancient shoreline search boosts evidence of early human habitation

Ancient shoreline search boosts evidence of early human habitation

Scientists are finding more evidence that Southeast Alaska’s first residents arrived more than 10,000 years ago. It’s coming through a new method of locating early settlements.

SE roads, terminals in budget, but no hydro

SE roads, terminals in budget, but no hydro

Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed capital budget has no money for Southeast Alaska hydroprojects. But it has funding for ferry terminals and a road north out of Juneau.

Halibut catch-sharing plan about to begin

Halibut catch-sharing plan about to begin

Most halibut charter boat operators will be working under a new regulatory system next year. They expect their clients will get to keep fewer fish.

Ferry LeConte ready to sail

Ferry LeConte ready to sail

The ferry LeConte is ready to carry paying passengers again.

State transportation officials say the Juneau-based ship will leave Friday morning, Dec. 6, for Haines … more