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NMFS clears commercial fishing in sea lion habitat

NMFS clears commercial fishing in sea lion habitat

The National Marine Fisheries Service is prepared to loosen controversial limits on commercial fishing in the western Aleutian Islands.

Arctic Sea ice reaches season’s maximum extent

Arctic Sea ice reaches season’s maximum extent

Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent this year on March 21.

Tribal judge: Bill to improve village public safety doesn’t go far enough

Tribal judge: Bill to improve village public safety doesn’t go far enough

The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee today looked at a raft of bills aimed at improving the safety of Native American communities.

Senate committee advances transportation fund measure

Senate committee advances transportation fund measure

A measure setting up a road-and-ferry savings account has cleared its first state Senate committee.

Sitka shops for teachers at Seattle fair

Sitka shops for teachers at Seattle fair

Representatives from 17 Alaska school districts headed to Seattle this past weekend to recruit new teachers.

Feds Ask King Cove to Weigh In on Road Alternatives

Feds Ask King Cove to Weigh In on Road Alternatives

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has asked officials from King Cove for an alternative to the road.

Alaska’s health insurers call marketplace enrollment figures disappointing

In Alaska, the final numbers aren’t in yet. The two insurers on the state’s federally run marketplace are reporting they had 7,500 enrollees by mid March.

Landmark subsistence decision stands

Landmark subsistence decision stands

The Katie John lawsuit over subsistence fishing rights is finally over.

House Speaker proposes exception to residency rule for Gasline Board appointees

House Speaker proposes exception to residency rule for Gasline Board appointees

Mike Chenault is proposing a policy change that explicitly carves out an exception for the board that could oversee development of a natural gas pipeline.

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

The 48 permit holders caught the last remaining fish in this year’s harvest limit — and then some — in a wild 45-minute opener Saturday afternoon right in front of downtown Sitka.