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Firefighters stretched while responding to Lemon Creek emergencies

Firefighters stretched while responding to Lemon Creek emergencies

CBJ asking Legislature to fund design of new fire station

Thorne Bay official tired of wireless outages

Thorne Bay official tired of wireless outages

The City of Thorne Bay experienced a day-long wireless Internet and cell service outage last week. Apparently, that’s not a rare event in that small Prince of Wales Island community.

Crystal Lake hatchery building, eggs destroyed in fire

Crystal Lake hatchery building, eggs destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed a salmon incubation building and over a million eggs at Crystal Lake Hatchery on Mitkof Island south of Petersburg early Tuesday morning.

Judge rules for Petersburg in boundary dispute

Judge rules for Petersburg in boundary dispute

Local Boundary Commission already considered Juneau issues during review of Petersburg Borough’s petition

Begich: Public dollars are for public education

Begich: Public dollars are for public education

Begich singled out public school funding and constitutional amendment for state support of private or religious schools

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decision

Pebble opponents, proponents react to EPA decision

The developers of Pebble Mine are not pleased with what they say is a gross overreach of federal authority.

EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

The federal agency will ask the state and those behind the proposed Pebble Mine to make their case for the project.

Industry says U.S. fish law works well in Alaska

Industry says U.S. fish law works well in Alaska

The Magnuson-Stevens Act, the 1976 law that governs fishing in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and other federal waters, is up for reauthorization in Congress.

Cost overruns add up to a bigger bill for Sitka’s Blue Lake

Cost overruns add up to a bigger bill for Sitka’s Blue Lake

The total project — not including new backup diesel generators — was originally estimated to cost about $142-million.

Alaska gets $21 million in federal disaster funds

Poor king salmon returns in three regions are pulling in $21 million in disaster-relief funds for the state.