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Court: Reinstate Tongass roadless rule exemption

Court: Reinstate Tongass roadless rule exemption

A federal appeals court issued an opinion Wednesday saying the roadless rule should not apply to Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

Herring update: ‘We’re going after these fish’

Herring update: ‘We’re going after these fish’

With the herring spawn starting in Sitka Sound, the Fish & Game is quickly developing plans for a third commercial seine opening — possibly today.

Petersburg mayor: state will rebuild hatchery

Petersburg mayor: state will rebuild hatchery

Fish and Game would be rebuilding the Crystal Lake hatchery facility destroyed in a fire earlier this month.

City readies for Douglas Highway extension

City readies for Douglas Highway extension

As soon as this summer, the city will be ready to apply for permits to build a pioneer road at the end of North Douglas Highway.

Fishing boats begin using electronic monitoring

Fishing boats begin using electronic monitoring

Five fishing boats each from Sitka and Homer are carrying electronic monitoring equipment as part of a pilot program.

USPS lowers package pricing in Alaska rural towns

USPS lowers package pricing in Alaska rural towns

Alaskans who live off the road grid will see lower postal rates for sending packages within the state this week.

Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

A Fairbanks lawmaker says Alaska should ignore federal regulations and plan to build a large-scale coal-powered plant to generate electricity in the event of an energy crisis.

Rabinow to resign board unless lawmakers clear up rules

Rabinow to resign board unless lawmakers clear up rules

A former pipeline company executive appointed to the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. says he will resign if the Legislature does not expressly permit out-of-state residents to serve on that board.

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

Two Southeast Alaska mines could get close to $300 million in state support under a bill moving through the Legislature.

Seiners land 4K tons in herring season opener

Seiners land 4K tons in herring season opener

The Sitka herring fishery had its first opening yesterday afternoon.