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Legislature OKs more money for Capitol renovation

Legislature OKs more money for Capitol renovationWork under an existing $6.5 million contract on the west wing of the building is wrapping now.

It’s back to barging for Chieftain Metals’ Tulsequah project

It’s back to barging for Chieftain Metals’ Tulsequah projectThe company that’s trying to reopen the Tulsequah Chief Mine has apparently abandoned plans to build a road to the mine site

BC official says mine concerns heard, critics disagree

BC official says mine concerns heard, critics disagreeBritish Columbia officials say they understand why Alaskans are concerned about new mines planned for transboundary rivers. But critics on this side of the border say they’re not doing anything about it.

One option to avoid high housing costs in Juneau: Live on a boat

One option to avoid high housing costs in Juneau: Live on a boatOne way to combat the high cost of housing in Juneau is to rent a slip on the docks for a houseboat.

Faced with minimum wage hike, seafood plants see room to cut

Faced with minimum wage hike, seafood plants see room to cutThe seafood industry -- which is Unalaska’s biggest source of minimum wage jobs -- wasn’t expect anything different; they’re factoring in the wage hike as they look cut costs.

New federal regulations to favor subsistence users, rural residents

New federal regulations to favor subsistence users, rural residentsThe changes should mean a more favorable process for villages and other rural communities that rely on hunting and fishing.

B.C. mines concern some–not all–candidates

B.C. mines concern some–not all–candidatesBritish Columbia mines are slated to be built close to transboundary rivers. That worries some candidates for the Alaska Legislature.

Wrangell assembly to intervene in Big Thorne lawsuit

Wrangell assembly to intervene in Big Thorne lawsuitThe assembly decided to spend $5,000 to intervene, or formally participate in the litigation. The assembly was also considering filing as a friend of the court, or offering its opinion on the timber sale if allowed by the court.

Report: Second-growth logging can start now

Report: Second-growth logging can start nowTwo Oregon researchers, one an industry consultant and the other an environmental activist, say the transition to harvesting younger trees can happen within five years, a half to a third of what the Forest Service expects.

Wrangell considers intervening in Big Thorne lawsuit

Wrangell considers intervening in Big Thorne lawsuitThe Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Friday to discuss possible intervention in a lawsuit to support the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island.