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U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projects

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projectsEnergy costs are rising and state and federal budgets are overstretched, putting pressure on communities in rural Alaska to meet their long-term energy needs.

Alaska ferry workers approve new contract

Alaska ferry workers approve new contractThe Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific represents about 650 Alaska ferry workers

Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fish

Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fishIt’s been just over two weeks since Russia banned imports of American food products into its country. Now, Alaska’s seafood industry is asking the U.S. government to strike back.

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne saleConservation groups that threatened to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the Big Thorne Timber Sale have followed through.

Maritime industry plans to become more local

Maritime industry plans to become more localThe Alaska Maritime Workforce Development Plan aims to better prepare Alaskans to join the maritime work force.

Juneau entrepreneurs bring basil to the masses

Juneau entrepreneurs bring basil to the masses“We know we’re probably not going to get rich, but it’s fun,” says Greg Smith.

Forest Service upholds Big Thorne decision

Forest Service upholds Big Thorne decisionThe U.S. Forest Service issued its Final Supplemental Information Report for the Big Thorne Timber Sale this week, upholding its Record of Decision.

Update: Power outage caused by Snettisham line fault

Update: Power outage caused by Snettisham line faultAlaska Electric Light & Power reports all customers were back on hydroelectric generation by early afternoon

Touring by Tesla

Touring by TeslaGuy Hall is an electric car evangelist. He drove from the California-Mexico border to Fairbanks in a Tesla Model S to spread the word.

Juneau schools mark opening day with higher enrollment

Juneau schools mark opening day with higher enrollmentThe Juneau School District begins the new school year with about 50 more students than projected