A roadmap for Southeast Alaska energy development is meeting some resistance from the Southeast Conference.
One person is dead after an avalanche struck a party of six skiers outside of Haines Tuesday. The avalanche was reported shortly after 11 a.m. Two of the skiers were apparently buried in the snow.
Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percent in January, to 7.2 percent, according to figures released by the state Labor Department today (Tuesday). Juneau’s rate was 5.4 percent.
Government, business and tribal leaders gather in Juneau this week for the Southeast Conference’s Mid-Session Summit.
Daniel Batalona awaits sentencing in June.
Preventive health care researchers say nearly two-thirds of western Alaska households that were given a lockable gun cabinet or safe were still using them to store their firearms and ammunition about a year later.
Aiden Neary was killed and Chase Schneider was injured during the December 2008 incident.
The bill is modeled on a citizen’s initiative scheduled for a statewide vote later this year. Lawmakers can preempt the ballot measure by passing substantially similar legislation.
Activists across Alaska are organizing to protect local watersheds. They met last week in Juneau to compare notes and make plans for future efforts.
A task force looking at the health of the Taku River and impact of future development should come up with recommendations for more river protections.