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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.

Alaska Board of Game lowers POW wolf harvest

Alaska Board of Game lowers POW wolf harvestPanel reduces the guideline harvest level as federal government considers ESA petition for listing Alexander Archipelago wolf.

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pond

B.C. mine gets OK to test mill, tailings pondA new copper and gold mine in Southeast Alaska’s Stikine River watershed is a significant step closer to opening.

Juneau joins chorus of communities calling for international mine review panel

Juneau joins chorus of communities calling for international mine review panelJuneau has joined a growing number of communities to call for an international panel to review mines along the U.S.-Canada border near Southeast Alaska.

Mike Neussl returns as AMHS chief

Mike Neussl returns as AMHS chiefThe Alaska Marine Highway System has a new boss. Mike Neussl began work Monday as the Department of Transportation’s deputy commissioner overseeing ferries.

Juneau’s tobacco tax triples April 1

Juneau’s tobacco tax triples April 1The Juneau Assembly on Monday passed a 200 percent local tax increase on cigarettes, giving the capital city the highest tobacco tax rate in Alaska. The Assembly also implemented a new tax on e-cigarettes.

High winds cause damage around Douglas Harbor

High winds cause damage around Douglas HarborHigh pressure traveling down from Canada caused winds to reach up to 77 mph in Juneau over the weekend. The winds carried an unused gangway from a parking lot into Douglas Harbor.

Mine dam collapse report cites bad design

Mine dam collapse report cites bad designA government investigation says poor design led to last summer’s catastrophic failure of British Columbia's Mount Polley Mine tailings pond.

Innovation required to deal with budget shortfall, Walker says

Innovation required to deal with budget shortfall, Walker saysSpeaking at JEDC's Innovation Summit, Walker says Alaska will need ingenuity - and possibly carrot beer - to deal with the state's budget deficit.