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Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projects

Tribal groups disagree about BC mine projectsA dam failure at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen at proposed near-border mines. But some tribal governments strongly support development.

Farming in Southeast Alaska presents unique challenges

Farming in Southeast Alaska presents unique challengesSoutheast Alaska is seeing a rising demand for fresh, locally produced food.

Alaska Dispatch News to open Bureau in Bethel

Alaska Dispatch News to open Bureau in BethelThe Managing Editor of the Alaska Dispatch News says a Western Alaska Bureau should be up and running by the end of the month.

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companies

Treadwell, Sullivan assail each other’s ties to Lower 48 companiesLast week, Dan Sullivan sent mailers to Alaska voters alleging Mead Treadwell benefitted financially from the Obama stimulus package.

Local whale watching captain nabbed for driving boat intoxicated

Local whale watching captain nabbed for driving boat intoxicatedA breath sample revealed his blood alcohol level to be .115 percent.

Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limit

Wrangell’s new boat lift tests upper limitWrangell’s new boat lift is the second biggest in Alaska and is expected to boost the former logging town’s growing marine industry. The 300-ton lift last week tested its upper limit.

GCI completes purchase of 3 Southeast TV stations

GCI completes purchase of 3 Southeast TV stationsGCI has completed its purchase of three television stations in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan. The deal means the telecom giant now owns almost every commercial TV station in Southeast Alaska.

Alaska Air says it is holding its own against Delta onslaught

Alaska Air says it is holding its own against Delta onslaughtThe intensifying competition between Alaska Airlines and rival Delta Air Lines in the Western skies does not seem to be hurting the bottom line of either company.

In Tok, some grumbling over electricity rate hikes

In Tok, some grumbling over electricity rate hikesSome people are frustrated that they’re being charged more partly because they’re conserving electricity – and generating it themselves.

Southeast Alaska hydro facility transfer to SEAPA nearly done

Southeast Alaska hydro facility transfer to SEAPA nearly doneKetchikan-based Southeast Alaska Power Agency will take over running operations of Tyee Lake plant.