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Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvements

Planning underway for Mendenhall Glacier visitor improvementsProposed changes could highlight link between greenhouse gas emissions and retreating glacier at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

State Archives accepts Alaska Railroad, Territorial court records

State Archives accepts Alaska Railroad, Territorial court recordsHistoric documents to be stored in SLAM now under construction

Headlights on, all the time

Headlights on, all the timeStarting now, sections of state highways throughout Southeast Alaska will require drivers to turn their headlights on at all times, even during the day.

Train derails north of Skagway; no serious injuries reported

Train derails north of Skagway; no serious injuries reportedA tourist train apparently derailed north of Skagway Wednesday afternoon, though early reports suggest there were no serious injuries.

Auke Bay roundabout close to completion

Auke Bay roundabout close to completionPaving should be finished by Friday

State road projects in Sitka at $70 million and climbing

State road projects in Sitka at $70 million and climbingThe state has spent nearly $70 million on transportation projects in Sitka over the last five years, and there’s more on the way.

Residents protest home demolition, Knik Arm Bridge

Residents protest home demolition, Knik Arm BridgeMore than 50 people gathered in the Government Hill neighborhood to protest the demolition of two homes. The state is clearing the land to make way for the proposed but not yet funded Knik Arm Bridge.

109 Delta passengers sleep in SeaTac after fog turns back plane

109 Delta passengers sleep in SeaTac after fog turns back planeA Delta flight scheduled to land in Juneau Friday night had to turn around and fly back to Seattle due to fog. This is the first time Delta hasn’t been able to land in Juneau since beginning its summer route at the end of May.

Alaska highway projects likely safe despite federal shortfalls

Alaska highway projects likely safe despite federal shortfallsNews that the Federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money is worrying a lot of states, but not Alaska.

One person dies in fatal crash at Merrill Field

One person dies in fatal crash at Merrill FieldA small airplane crashed during take off yesterday morning around 8:25 am at Merrill Field in Anchorage. The pilot and sole occupant is confirmed dead.