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Tongass transition panel chafes at early deadline

Tongass transition panel chafes at early deadlineMembers of the Tongass Advisory Committee are unhappy with U.S. Forest Service efforts to speed up their work.

Board of Fisheries chairman resigns

Board of Fisheries chairman resignsAlaska Board of Fisheries Chairman Karl Johnstone resigned Tuesday after Gov. Bill Walker said he wouldn’t submit his name to the legislature for reappointment.

Southeast Waffle Company to get gourmet makeover

Southeast Waffle Company to get gourmet makeoverThe business will soon transform into GonZo under new owners Aims and Alex Alf.

Will DOT changes help or hurt the ferry system?

Will DOT changes help or hurt the ferry system?Could the firing of three top state transportation officials put the Alaska Marine Highway at risk? That’s what some ferry supporters are asking.

Keystone XL: Bad for Alaska crude?

Keystone XL: Bad for Alaska crude?The fight over the Keystone XL Pipeline is likely to heat up in Congress this week.

Environmental groups support EPA’s proposal on chemical dispersant use

Environmental groups support EPA’s proposal on chemical dispersant useAn environmental group based in Homer was part of the first push to change the existing dispersant rules.

Kake powerline project a little closer to construction

Kake powerline project a little closer to constructionThe Kake Petersburg Intertie as it’s called, has been under study for decades but the environmental review of the project underway has supporters thinking it’s a little closer to construction.

Eaglecrest suspends lift operations due to lack of snow

Eaglecrest suspends lift operations due to lack of snowJuneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area is halting lift operations until it receives enough snow to open at least part of the upper mountain.

Plunging oil prices cast doubt on Arctic drilling

Plunging oil prices cast doubt on Arctic drillingAs oil prices continue to plummet, some corporations are scaling back on expensive exploration projects -- like drilling in Arctic waters.

Small businesses struggle to comply with health insurance requirement

Small businesses struggle to comply with health insurance requirementStarting this month, businesses in Alaska with more than 100 full time workers have to provide health insurance.