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Fisheries group sets legislative priorities

Fisheries group sets legislative prioritiesA major commercial fishing organization is pushing for more funding to put seafood on school lunch tables. The United Fishermen of Alaska’s Board of Directors set that as a priority during its recent meeting in Sitka.

Anthropologist discusses Tlingit spirituality

Anthropologist discusses Tlingit spiritualityTraditional Tlingit culture is filled with spiritual presence and powers that exist within and beyond direct experience. That’s according to University of Alaska Anchorage Anthropology Professor Steve Langdon.

Tlingit clan conference focuses on language

Tlingit clan conference focuses on languageScholars and culture-bearers gather in Juneau this week for a clan conference focusing on Tlingit knowledge and traditions. It runs Wednesday night through Sunday morning at the capital city’s Centennial Hall.

Tree buried by volcanic eruption could reveal seismic secrets

Tree buried by volcanic eruption could reveal seismic secretsA charcoal tree found embedded in pumice could help scientists learn more about Alaska volcanoes.

Can logging switch to second-growth sooner?

Can logging switch to second-growth sooner?Can Southeast’s timber industry survive while only logging second-growth forests? An Oregon research group says it can. And it could happen sooner than many expect.

Study: Southeast’s “blue economy” growing

Study: Southeast’s “blue economy” growingSoutheast Alaska’s maritime economy provides more than a quarter of the wages paid in the region.

Apollo medivac insurer back in business

A popular medevac insurer is back in business after a several-month shutdown. Fairbanks-based Apollo Medi Trans failed to renew its license to operate in Alaska earlier this year.

Ferry staff repairing LeConte generator

Ferry staff repairing LeConte generatorThe ferry LeConte is on schedule to return to service Tuesday, Oct. 8. The small ship was out of service Oct. 6-7 due to a generator failure.

Region’s largest green group loses executive director

SEACC’s executive director has left the organization. Lindsey Ketchel spent about five years with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council.

Business-plan contest names semi-finalists

Business-plan contest names semi-finalistsA dozen Southeast entrepreneurs will attend an economic boot camp this month to learn how to develop a business plan.