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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.

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projects

U.S. Dept. of Energy hopes to assist rural communities with renewable projectsEnergy costs are rising and state and federal budgets are overstretched, putting pressure on communities in rural Alaska to meet their long-term energy needs.

Senate candidates stake ground in unconventional first debate

Senate candidates stake ground in unconventional first debate It was the most harmonious moment of a night where the two candidates disagreed on nearly everything save the spelling of the Alaska state bird.

Ad alleges Begich shortchanges his female staff – Is it true?

Ad alleges Begich shortchanges his female staff – Is it true?An ad running against Sen. Mark Begich attacks him on his support for women – exactly where he proclaims his strength.

Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fish

Alaska seafood companies seek retaliatory ban on Russian fishIt’s been just over two weeks since Russia banned imports of American food products into its country. Now, Alaska’s seafood industry is asking the U.S. government to strike back.

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne sale

Conservation groups file suit over Big Thorne saleConservation groups that threatened to sue the U.S. Forest Service over the Big Thorne Timber Sale have followed through.