The most recent Interior Department appropriations bill includes provisions aimed at helping Alaska’s struggling timber industry. But one group says they go too far.
This year’s Celebration Native cultural event will have an added focus on art.
New planning rules for national forests will have little immediate impact on Southeast Alaska. But they could mean some changes for Southcentral forest lands.
The ferry Taku may be back in action on Thursday (January 26th), after its second breakdown this month. The 370-passenger ship was tied up in Juneau Sunday night due to a problem with its propeller control system. Officials then cancelled a roundtrip sailing to Prince Rupert.
Senator Albert Kookesh continues his focus on rural problems this legislative session. That includes a continued push for more rescue boats and improved village water systems.
Representative Bill Thomas wants to slow the growing cost of state government. And he has the influence to try to do it.
Descendents of Sealaska shareholders have until March to apply for corporate scholarships. But those submitting applications this month will receive an extra $50.
One of Southeast Alaska’s biggest stories of 2011 was reapportionment, or election district realignment.
Population shifts will cost the region two of its eight legislative seats in the 2012 elections. And some felt the way the districts were reconfigured divided close communities.