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Southeast communities speak out on B.C. mines

Southeast communities speak out on B.C. minesMore than half a dozen mines have been proposed in B.C., and several sit in the headwaters of rivers flowing into Southeast Alaska.

Transboundary group wants a voice in BC mining process

Proposed copper mines in British Columbia have a coalition speaking out on what they say could potentially hurt salmon runs for people on both sides of the border.

Horizon Lines to sell Alaska operations

Horizon Lines to sell Alaska operationsAfter years of financial trouble, Horizon Lines has announced plans to sell off its routes in Alaska and Hawaii.

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.