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Why does Southeast Alaska have a daycare ‘crisis’?

Why does Southeast Alaska have a daycare ‘crisis’?Mention daycare to pretty much any parent in Southeast Alaska, and you’ll get an earful. It’s never been easy to find daycare in the region, but just recently, it’s gotten much worse.

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catch

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catchIt’s been a big summer season for commercial Dungeness crabbing in Southeast Alaska with a big harvest, a high price and a bump in crab boat numbers in the Panhandle.

Report finds Beaufort Sea oil spill response inadequate

Report finds Beaufort Sea oil spill response inadequateA report released today by the World Wildlife Fund in Canada finds the capacity for oil spill response in the Beaufort Sea is woefully inadequate, even as Canadian regulators consider relaxing safety standards for offshore exploration.

Update: Communications restored following earthquake caused disruption

Update: Communications restored following earthquake caused disruptionAn earthquake shook Southeast Alaska just before 3 a.m. Friday.

Why Juneau should be next for Housing First

Why Juneau should be next for Housing FirstAnchorage and Fairbanks have Housing First facilities. Why doesn't Juneau?

Watch the sockeye come up Steep Creek

Watch the sockeye come up Steep CreekU.S. Forest Service fish cam near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center is back online

Oil tax debate draws standing room only crowd

It was standing-room only at a debate on whether to keep the new capped oil tax rate or to switch back to a system where the rate goes up along with the profits.

Judge allows set-net ban initiative to move forward

Judge allows set-net ban initiative to move forwardA superior court judge has ruled in favor of an initiative to ban commercial set netting for salmon in urban areas.

Bring your brooms and scrub brushes; downtown cleanup is Friday

Bring your brooms and scrub brushes; downtown cleanup is FridayThe downtown cleanup begins Friday at 8 a.m. at Pocket Park

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approval

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approvalCanadian environmental officials have given provisional approval to a controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan.