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More Big Thorne timber sales announced

More Big Thorne timber sales announcedConservationists say the area where the sales are planned needs protection.

Update: Federal judge strikes down Alaska’s gay marriage ban

Update: Federal judge strikes down Alaska’s gay marriage banFive gay couples challenged Alaska's same-sex marriage ban.

In new ad, Begich embraces Obamacare vote

In new ad, Begich embraces Obamacare voteFor those who want to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, one strategy has prevailed from the start: Bind him to President Obama and the Affordable Care Act.

Profile: Rep. Don Young doesn’t hold back

Profile: Rep. Don Young doesn’t hold back

At 81, Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young still thunders his opposition to the federal government when he gets worked up about it. A speech last … more

Media outlets criticize Forest Service for film and photography regulations

Media outlets criticize Forest Service for film and photography regulationsAs conservationists celebrate 50 years since the passage of the Wilderness Act, a U.S. Forest Service proposal to make certain wilderness area regulations permanent has brought forth accusations that the agency is infringing on First Amendment rights.

Juneau employment down in 2013 as government sector shed jobs

Juneau employment down in 2013 as government sector shed jobsJuneau lost about 240 jobs last year, led by a 2.7 percent dip in government sector employment

The Tongass tightrope: Balancing diverse interests by committee

The Tongass tightrope: Balancing diverse interests by committeeTongass Advisory Committee member Eric Nichols says it's a huge challenge to come up with policies for a viable timber industry without old growth.

Union reps assail settlement touted by Sullivan

Union reps assail settlement touted by SullivanUnion representatives say former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan dropped the ball in settling a professional malpractice lawsuit.

Can the Tongass support sustainable logging?

Can the Tongass support sustainable logging?A regional committee tasked with advising the U.S. Forest Service on how to manage logging in the Tongass begins three days of meetings in Juneau today.

Alaska Natives wait… and wait, for healthcare law exemption

Alaska Natives wait… and wait, for healthcare law exemptionAlaska Natives and American Indians have to apply for a lifetime exemption from the healthcare law and the federal government is mishandling many of those applications.