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Begich bill would shush political calls

Begich bill would shush political callsBegich proposes to expand the “Do Not Call” registry to superPACs and political non-profits. Americans have registered more than 217 million phones on the “Do Not Call” list, but that only keeps commercial telemarketers at bay.

Report: ‘Rural governance remains unfinished in Alaska’

Report: ‘Rural governance remains unfinished in Alaska’Though little progress has been made at a state level on the issue, the state’s social and political climates have changed over the last 15 years.

Senate committee holds hearing on violence in American Indian, Alaska Native communities

The hearing came a day after a task force report highlighted the damage violence inflicts on the children of Native Americans. Sen. Mark Begich emphasized his efforts to repeal Alaska’s exclusion from the Violence Against Women Act.

Delta to offer seasonal service to Ketchikan

Delta to offer seasonal service to KetchikanThe two new Alaska stops will see one daily flight during the busy summer season, starting May 15. Delta expanded into the Juneau market last summer, and plans to continue that seasonal service, as well.

Tongass Advisory Committee meets in Sitka

Tongass Advisory Committee meets in SitkaIt’s the fourth meeting of the Tongass Advisory Committee, which is working with the U.S. Forest Service as it tries to switch its focus from old-growth logging to harvesting smaller, younger trees.

Review of Red Chris Mine finds tailings dam concerns

Review of Red Chris Mine finds tailings dam concernsAs Southeast Alaskans become more concerned about mine development in British Columbia, a copper and gold mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to start full operations next month. But an independent review of its tailings facility found issues with the design.

CBJ Regular Meeting 11/10/2014

Audio from the Nov. 10, 2014 CBJ Assembly meeting.

Slideshow: Laura Stamm works with youth hockey players

Slideshow: Laura Stamm works with youth hockey playersThe Juneau Douglas Ice Association brought renowned skating coach Laura Stamm to Juneau for a three-day skating clinic.

Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign AdsThe Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU TV in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any other television station in the country — 12,300 in all.

A green way to deal with carbon dioxide

A green way to deal with carbon dioxideLast week, I wrote about a thought experiment proposed by Fairbanks scientist Jim Beget. He suggests raining down crystals of a compound that captures carbon dioxide onto a frigid plateau in Antarctica.