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New SEACC director targets transboundary mines

New SEACC director targets transboundary minesAn environmental activist from Oregon is the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's new executive director. Malena Marvin takes over as SEACC does more collaboration and fewer lawsuits.

Court: Reinstate Tongass roadless rule exemption

Court: Reinstate Tongass roadless rule exemptionA federal appeals court issued an opinion Wednesday saying the roadless rule should not apply to Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

Next winter’s marine highway schedule out

Next winter’s marine highway schedule outAlaska Marine Highway officials want your comments of next fall and winter’s ferry sailings.

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Bill would help fund two Southeast minesTwo Southeast Alaska mines could get close to $300 million in state support under a bill moving through the Legislature.

Southeast tribes meet about mining concerns

Southeast tribes meet about mining concernsSoutheast Alaska tribal leaders are meeting to discuss Canadian mines that could impact regional fisheries.

House considers medevac membership program

House considers medevac membership programA 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 serviceThe 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 communitiesGov. 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 DouglasJuneau 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 shopsMarine highway officials say closing the shops will save $1 million a year.