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Ferry Aurora returns to service

Ferry Aurora returns to service

The ferry Aurora is sailing again after being tied up for about a week. Part of the small ship’s steering system broke down March 8.

Trial underway in Yakutat homicide case

Robert Kowalski is accused of causing the death of Sandra Perry at the Glacier Bear Lodge in July 1996

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Gov. Sean Parnell wants to get natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. He says a gas line and LNG plant could benefit more than the Railbelt.

Chewing the hog fat with Space Trucker Bruce

Chewing the hog fat with Space Trucker Bruce

Locally produced sci-fi comedy movie “Space Trucker Bruce” premieres Friday night at the Gold Town Nickelodeon.

Marine highway to close ferry gift shops

Marine highway to close ferry gift shops

Marine highway officials say closing the shops will save $1 million a year.

Ketchikan-POW ferry aids seafood, retail, tourism

Ketchikan-POW ferry aids seafood, retail, tourism

A small southern Southeast Alaska ferry line is of large value to the region’s economy. That’s according to a new report studying the Inter-Island Ferry Authority.

Yakutat prepares to try out wave-generated power

Yakutat prepares to try out wave-generated power

The northern Southeast city of Yakutat is gearing up for a wave-energy experiment. If it’s a success, the community of about 650 residents could lower its high, diesel-fueled power costs.

If the legislature were a monster truck rally…

If the legislature were a monster truck rally…

…then House Speaker Mike Chenault would be a mechanized tyrannosaurus shooting flames from his haunches.

Judicial Council seat filled by Anchorage lawyer

James E. Torgerson’s six-year appointment is subject to Legislative confirmation

Wilson’s transportation fund advances in House

Wilson’s transportation fund advances in House

A measure setting up an Alaska Transportation Infrastructure Fund has gotten some traction in the House. But two companion bills are not seeing the same attention.