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Southeast “trash wood” finds new markets

Southeast “trash wood” finds new marketsSoutheast residents will be able to buy locally milled lumber in the future as small scale timber sales begin on Mitkof Island.

New UAS dorm provides housing for about 100 freshmen

New UAS dorm provides housing for about 100 freshmenThe $14.3 million facility opened at the end of August.

State ferry union averts strike

State ferry union averts strikeAlaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend.

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015

Shell sketches plans for Arctic drilling in 2015Shell filed a new plan to explore the Chukchi Sea with federal regulators in Anchorage.

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.