Exporters are bracing for ocean freight price increases due to the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, one of the trans-Pacific lines serving the Northwest. Meanwhile, sailors and cargo are marooned on container ships in Northwest waters.
The last primary care physician with a private practice in Haines is closing her doors. Dr. Linda Keirstead has been in business at the Chilkat Valley Medical Center in Haines for nine years. But in a letter sent to her patients earlier this month, she says the office will soon close.
The City of Bethel has a problem — it doesn’t know how much money it’s making, or not making, in sales tax. The city is also not enforcing violations. Bethel City Council and city administration talked about a possible solution to the problem.
The Nome Planning Commission passed an ordinance Aug. 30 to rezone portions of blocks 109, 110, 125, 126, and 127 from general use to commercial use. The ordinance then passed to the city council, who allowed for a public hearing on this piece of business during their regular meeting.