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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.

Deadline approaching to apply for dividend

Deadline approaching to apply for dividend

The deadline to file for an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend falls on a state holiday this year.

Petersburg residents start letter campaign for hatchery rebuild

Petersburg residents start letter campaign for hatchery rebuild

Petersburg residents have started a letter writing campaign to urge the state to reconstruct the Crystal Lake hatchery facilities destroyed by fire earlier this month.

Judge overturns initiative restricting large mines

Judge overturns initiative restricting large mines

A state judge has overturned a 2011 Bristol Bay community initiative to restrict large-scale mining, a victory for supporters of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Southeast tribes meet about mining concerns

Southeast tribes meet about mining concerns

Southeast Alaska tribal leaders are meeting to discuss Canadian mines that could impact regional fisheries.

Meet new USFS Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr

Meet new USFS Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr

Brad Orr is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service and brings a wealth of recreation management experience with him