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Does redistricting change Southeast election dynamics?

Does redistricting change Southeast election dynamics?

Southeast Alaska’s new redistricting boundaries eliminate the possibility of at least one House election rematch. But they could lead to some other challenges.

Latest shuttle ferry plan closes car deck

Latest shuttle ferry plan closes car deck

The latest design for new shuttle ferries includes covered car decks. But it doesn’t address some other concerns, such as minimal food service.

Can new studies make gulf fisheries more predictable?

Can new studies make gulf fisheries more predictable?

What helps – or hurts – the health of Gulf of Alaska’s fisheries? More than 40 scientists from 11 institutions are searching for answers as part of a five-year study of the gulf’s vast ecosystem.

Inter-Island Ferry budget woes shrink

Inter-Island Ferry budget woes shrink

The financial picture is improving for the Inter-Island Ferry Authority, which connects Prince of Wales Island and Ketchikan. But the southern Southeast system still needs more money to maintain a full schedule all year.

Redistricting separates Juneau and Petersburg, pairs Lynn Canal with downtown

Redistricting separates Juneau and Petersburg, pairs Lynn Canal with downtown

A new redistricting plan keeps Ketchikan with Wrangell. Petersburg is in with Sitka and Craig. Downtown Juneau is with Haines and Skagway. The Mendenhall Valley remains its own district.

State seeks input on road, ferry, trail improvement list

State seeks input on road, ferry, trail improvement list

A bike path in Saxman, a bridge replacement in Juneau and trail improvements in Sitka are on the list of federally-funded transportation projects for Southeast Alaska.

Southeast has its say on redistricting

Southeast has its say on redistricting

Haines and Skagway should be in the same election district as Juneau. The Capital City’s Mendenhall Valley wants to stay on its own. Petersburg doesn’t want to be split up. And the whole redistricting process has been a boondoggle.

Sealaska sells off share in plastics venture

Sealaska sells off share in plastics venture

Southeast’s regional Native corporation is out of the plastics business. Sealaska sold its share of factories in Alabama, Iowa and Guadalajara, Mexico, on Monday.

Redistricting board Southeast hearing today

Southeast Alaskans get their say on election district boundaries at a meeting today in Juneau.

Contractor hired for Walter Soboleff Center

Contractor hired for Walter Soboleff Center

A Southeast Alaska cultural organization has hired a contractor to build a large Native arts and education center in Juneau. The Sealaska Heritage Institute announced Monday that it awarded the contract to build the Walter Soboleff Center to Dawson Construction.