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Alaska Marine Highway officers’ union rejects tentative contract agreement

Alaska Marine Highway officers’ union rejects tentative contract agreementMasters, Mates and Pilots represents about 100 licensed captains and officers who navigate Alaska marine highway vessels.

Engine problems cancel Fairweather trip

Engine problems cancel Fairweather tripThe Fairweather is expected to return to service Thursday on its regular summer run to Angoon and Sitka.

Southeast seine fleet catching pinks, missing chums

Southeast seine fleet catching pinks, missing chumsThis year’s pink salmon catch is only a fraction of last year’s record setting harvest of 89 million.

With Capitol renovations on schedule, contractors get more work

With Capitol renovations on schedule, contractors get more workThe Alaska Legislative Council approved an additional $650,000 to its $5.8 million Capitol building renovation contract on Thursday.

New Eagle and Raven totem poles to rise this month

New Eagle and Raven totem poles to rise this monthHaida carving brothers Joe and T.J. Young began carving the totem poles with axes and chainsaws last year. Friday, they were working with small hand tools.

GCI completes purchase of 3 Southeast TV stations

GCI completes purchase of 3 Southeast TV stationsGCI has completed its purchase of three television stations in Sitka, Juneau and Ketchikan. The deal means the telecom giant now owns almost every commercial TV station in Southeast Alaska.

Southwest, Southeast Alaska face highest risks from ocean acidification

Southwest, Southeast Alaska face highest risks from ocean acidificationCoastal communities in Alaska that depend on fisheries were warned Tuesday to prepare for the impacts of ocean acidification.

Yakutat homicide case will likely be appealed

Robert Kowalski to serve forty years for 1996 shooting at Yakutat lodge

Update: Communications restored following earthquake caused disruption

Update: Communications restored following earthquake caused disruptionAn earthquake shook Southeast Alaska just before 3 a.m. Friday.

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.