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Fishermen debate potential Southeast mine

Fishermen debate potential Southeast mineA Canadian company is exploring copper and zinc deposits at the Palmer Project site north of Haines. It’s not even a proposed project yet – but it’s already dividing the community of Haines.

Low King salmon count predicted for Taku, Stikine rivers

Low King salmon count predicted for Taku, Stikine riversThere will likely not be enough King salmon for commercial fisheries near the Stikine and Taku Rivers next May.

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting room

After lobbying effort, Haines distillery opens newly legal tasting roomDistilleries in Alaska can now sell limited amounts of their own products on location, just like wineries and breweries have done for years.

New Hoonah dock could boost tourism numbers

New Hoonah dock could boost tourism numbersHoonah’s Icy Strait Point tourist attraction could see more visitors once a new cruise ship dock is built.

St. Vincent de Paul to build 41 affordable housing units for seniors

St. Vincent de Paul to build 41 affordable housing units for seniorsGeneral manager Dan Austin has been working on the project for 10 years. He hopes to break ground next summer

Walker releases Parnell budget as placeholder

Gov. Bill Walker has released his predecessor’s budget without changes and without endorsement.

Sealaska land transfer includes logging, energy, cemetery sites

Sealaska land transfer includes logging, energy, cemetery sites The version of the Sealaska land transfer legislation that’s been attached to a defense bill has undergone revisions during a multi-year process.

Hoonah Sound herring-spawn fishery to close for a second year

Hoonah Sound herring-spawn fishery to close for a second yearThe herring spawn-on-kelp fishery in Hoonah Sound will remain closed in the 2015 season — for the second year in a row.

Walker administration preparing energy disaster declaration

Walker administration preparing energy disaster declarationDuring Walker's campaign, he said the first thing he would do as governor would be to issue a declaration of disaster on the cost of energy in Interior Alaska.

Alaska Communications sells wireless customer base to GCI

Alaska Communications sells wireless customer base to GCIGeneral Communication, Inc. – or GCI – will purchase Alaska Communications’ cell phone customer base. The $300 million purchase should be finalized by the end of March 2015.