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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.

Murkowski: Obama aims to “starve off” Alaska pipeline

Murkowski: Obama aims to “starve off” Alaska pipelineMurkowski says she’s not normally an alarmist, but she thinks President Obama’s actions show he’s trying to starve the Trans-Alaska Pipeline of new oil.

Juneau activists call on Murkowski to take climate change seriously

Juneau activists call on Murkowski to take climate change seriouslyWhile Sen. Lisa Murkowski barely mentioned climate change in her annual speech to the Alaska Legislature, a small crowd rallied outside to bring attention to the issue.

Gov. Walker responds to Juneau lawmakers’ concerns over commissioners

Gov. Walker responds to Juneau lawmakers’ concerns over commissionersGov. Bill Walker says he’d like all of his commissioners to live in Juneau, but thinks it’s OK if some of them choose to live in other parts of the state.