Oil prices continue to fall, with Brent crude around $56 per barrel and gasoline dipping below $3 per gallon around the state.
Gov. Bill Walker has delegated his authority on the Point Thomson lawsuit to his lieutenant governor, while still leaving open the possibility of his involvement.
The year in news in Southeast Alaska can be summed up by three topics: mining, timber and elections.
Two graduates of the Hecla's “Pathway to Mining Careers” program entered the work-force this summer at Greens Creek Mine.
Lack of political support in D.C. is forcing the federal coordinator for the Alaska gas pipeline to close up shop.
A controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government on Friday. That worries critics, who say the development could pollute salmon-bearing rivers.
Tribal leaders and stakeholders gathered in Fairbanks to discuss cultural, environmental and social impacts of a proposed 220-mile industrial road. The meeting is happening at time when the state is facing difficult budget decisions that could hamper the project.
In March, a divided three-judge panel sided with the state of Alaska and found the U.S. Department of Agriculture had legitimate grounds in 2003 to temporarily exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule.