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Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panel

Deeper Alaska ferry cuts planned by state House panelAlaska’s ferry system is facing even more service cuts. A House panel on Thursday yanked money from the marine highway budget that the governor had restored. And, it made additional cuts.

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visit

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visitA new Walker-Mallott administration working group is addressing British Columbia's mining boom near its border with Alaska. But the group is not ready to take the stands mine critics hope for.

Rayco Sales civil suit headed to trial in May

Rayco Sales civil suit headed to trial in MayRayco Sales is being sued by the family of Simone Kim who was killed by a firearm obtained from the store.

Update: Tlingit-Haida OKs same-sex marriages

Update: Tlingit-Haida OKs same-sex marriagesSoutheast Alaska’s largest tribal organization has authorized its courts to perform same-sex marriages.

Tongass transition plan may run short

Tongass transition plan may run shortA new forecast says current plans for logging younger Tongass trees will not provide enough wood to maintain the region’s timber industry. But a more aggressive approach might.

Quake shakes Southeast coast

Quake shakes Southeast coastShaker with preliminary magnitude of 4.4 was centered about 78 miles southwest of Haines.

Tongass transition back on the table

Tongass transition back on the tableA citizens’ panel continues wrestling with the future of Southeast Alaska’s national forest. The 15-member Tongass Advisory Committee resumes meeting Tuesday in Juneau.

Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service career

Tongass chief ends 40-year Forest Service careerThe man at the top of the Tongass is leaving soon. Forrest Cole will retire this spring after four decades with the U.S. Forest Service.

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schools

Bill would boost Native-language immersion schoolsNew legislation will propose a system of encouraging and supporting Native language charter schools in Alaska.

Department of Transportation proposes reductions to marine highway service

Department of Transportation proposes reductions to marine highway serviceThe cuts would affect ferry service across Southeast and in Prince William Sound if the legislature holds the line on Gov. Bill Walker’s budget.
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