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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.

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewide

AWARE to expand Girls on the Run statewideThe state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is helping to fund the expansion.

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.

AHFC: Gastineau Apartments beyond saving

AHFC: Gastineau Apartments beyond savingAn architect hired by Alaska Housing Finance Corp. estimates it would cost more than $1.2 million to tear down the Gastineau Apartments.

Officials continue to monitor Statter Harbor oil spill

Officials continue to monitor Statter Harbor oil spillThe U.S. Coast Guard now estimates between 50 and 100 gallons of oil spilled into Auke Bay’s Statter Harbor on Sunday.

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.

DEC, Coast Guard respond to Statter Harbor oil spill

State environmental officials and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating an oil spill at Statter Harbor in Juneau’s Auke Bay.

Land swap could open Pederson Hill to residential development

Land swap could open Pederson Hill to residential developmentA proposed land swap between the City and Borough of Juneau and Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church could open up about 150 acres on Pederson Hill to housing development.

After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programs

After providers lobby, Walker reverses cuts to homeless programsAdvocates are rejoicing after Gov. Bill Walker released an updated budget that restores funding for homeless programs.

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.
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