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Stedman spends most for legislative travel

Stedman spends most for legislative travelState officials recently released documents showing how much each legislator spent on travel last year. Two of the most expensive travelers are from Southeast.

AFN asks ANB to help voting-rights campaign

AFN asks ANB to help voting-rights campaignAlaska’s largest Native organization is challenging a Southeast group to lead the regional campaign to regain federal voting-rights protections.

Bill Thomas considers Kerttula’s House seat

Bill Thomas considers Kerttula’s House seatFormer Haines Representative Bill Thomas is considering a run for the House seat being vacated by Juneau’s Beth Kerttula. But he’s more likely to take on Juneau Senator Dennis Egan.

Sealaska seeks new board youth adviser

Sealaska seeks new board youth adviserSealaska is looking for a young shareholder to take a seat on its board of directors.

Panel will target Tongass plan rewrite, timber transition

Panel will target Tongass plan rewrite, timber transitionThe Forest Service is setting up an advisory board to help rewrite the Tongass National Forest’s management plan.

Senator expects tighter state budgets in 2014

Senator expects tighter state budgets in 2014Juneau Democratic Sen. Dennis Egan says the upcoming legislative session will be different from last year’s simply because there are fewer state dollars to go around.

Rep. Kerttula targets education, gasline, oil tax

Rep. Kerttula targets education, gasline, oil taxState education spending and the possibilities for an Alaska gasline are top priorities for the minority leader of the Alaska House of Representative.

Stedman says hydro funds tight, otter bill will change

Stedman says hydro funds tight, otter bill will changeThere won’t be many appropriations for Southeast Alaska projects this legislative session. That’s the word from Sitka Senator Bert Stedman, who represents most of the region.

Grant advances Kasaan longhouse repairs

Grant advances Kasaan longhouse repairsA 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 shareholdersThe Sealaska Heritage Institute is once again offering scholarships to students attending college, graduate school or vocational-technical programs.