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Top Tongass officials stepping down soon

Top Tongass officials stepping down soonForest Supervisor Forrest Cole plans to retire in April and his deputy Tricia O'Connor is taking a new job in Wyoming.

Muñoz details new bills, priorities for upcoming legislative session

Muñoz details new bills, priorities for upcoming legislative sessionThe Juneau lawmaker hopes Gov. Bill Walker will submit his amended budget well before the Feb. 18 deadline.

Walker purges gasline board, rejects confidentiality agreement

Gov. Bill Walker has dismissed half of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation board of directors.

Walker meets with Jewell, discusses King Cove road

Walker meets with Jewell, discusses King Cove roadGov. Bill Walker plans to visit King Cove.

Alaska evergreen to be next US Capitol Christmas tree

Alaska evergreen to be next US Capitol Christmas treeAn evergreen tree from Alaska will serve as the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree next year.

Rough weather stops Lynn Canal ferry sailings

Rough weather stops Lynn Canal ferry sailingsJuneau and Haines have lost a ferry sailing for the second time in three days. Skagway also lost one sailing. High winds, heavy seas and freezing spray sent the Aurora back dock.

Despite spending freeze, Juneau Access road effort continues

Despite spending freeze, Juneau Access road effort continuesWork continues on the Juneau Access Project, despite Gov. Bill Walker’s spending freeze. But it doesn’t involve moving dirt or pouring concrete.

Sitka hospital cuts ties with former CEO, moves toward transition

Sitka hospital cuts ties with former CEO, moves toward transitionFormer CEO Jeff Comer will not be receiving anything more than his paycheck for his work through last Friday.

Blindingly bright ‘moose lights’ worry Troopers – but they’re legal, unregulated

Blindingly bright ‘moose lights’ worry Troopers – but they’re legal, unregulatedHigh-intensity headlights are popular and getting more so, especially here in Alaska during the long, dark winter months.

Sullivan takes oath today, Rep. Young misses first week due to death of brother

Sullivan takes oath today, Rep. Young misses first week due to death of brotherA new Congress begins today and former DNR Commissioner Dan Sullivan will be sworn in as Alaska’s eighth U.S. senator since statehood