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Avista Corp. donates $100,000 to Juneau organizations

Avista Corp. donates $100,000 to Juneau organizationsAlaska Electric Light and Power’s parent company has announced $100,000 in donations to six Juneau organizations.

‘Arctic Fiber’ project delayed into 2016

‘Arctic Fiber’ project delayed into 2016The backers of an ambitious project to build a fiber optic cable between England and Japan beneath Arctic waters say undertaking has seen delays that will push the arrival of service back until at least 2016.

School district to face lower enrollment next year

School district to face lower enrollment next yearEconomist Gregg Erickson says the number will likely drop by 78 from this year’s enrollment of 4,734.

Do I need to rinse this?: The economics of recycling

Do I need to rinse this?: The economics of recycling The rules about what you can and can’t put in recycling can be confusing, but they have a reason.

Juneau ranks No. 2 in ongoing poll of travel-worthy capitals

Juneau ranks No. 2 in ongoing poll of travel-worthy capitalsJuneau is one of the 20 most travel-worthy state capitals, according to an ongoing online voting contest by USA Today.

Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plans

Canada OKs KSM mine’s environmental plansA controversial mine near Southeast Alaska’s border won approval from Canada’s federal government on Friday. That worries critics, who say the development could pollute salmon-bearing rivers.

Assembly committee: Scale back senior sales tax exemption

Assembly committee: Scale back senior sales tax exemptionA package of sales tax recommendations that could take a big bite out of the city's anticipated budget deficit is headed for public hearing.

Governor cuts funding for Ambler mining road

Governor cuts funding for Ambler mining roadTribal leaders and stakeholders gathered in Fairbanks to discuss cultural, environmental and social impacts of a proposed 220-mile industrial road. The meeting is happening at time when the state is facing difficult budget decisions that could hamper the project.

Tulsequah mine study outlines Taku River barging

Tulsequah mine study outlines Taku River bargingChieftain Metals Corp. is trying to reopen the long closed Tulsequah Chief Mine.

Appeals court to reconsider Tongass case

Appeals court to reconsider Tongass caseIn March, a divided three-judge panel sided with the state of Alaska and found the U.S. Department of Agriculture had legitimate grounds in 2003 to temporarily exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule.