Alaska post offices slated to close have been given a five-month reprieve, including Douglas.
A Pacific Northwest industry leader says Southeast Alaska’s cluster initiative could create jobs and grow the economy.
A popular Juneau recreation area is being checked for mercury contamination. Preliminary tests of Sandy Beach, on Douglas Island, show high levels, mostly likely from a long-closed mine nearby. But officials say there’s no need to stay away.
Outside forces – like the European debt crisis and turmoil in the Middle East – present both challenges and potential for Alaska’s economy, the governor says.
Lt. Lance Leone faces charges related to negligence and dereliction of duty after the July 2010 crash of his H-60 helicopter. Those closest to him say the incident won’t keep him from flying.
The City and Borough of Juneau has received 25 applications from people interested in replacing outgoing City Manager Rod Swope, who’s retiring at the end of March.
The investigating officer for a hearing into last year’s fatal Coast Guard helicopter crash off the coast of Washington State says he’ll consider an additional charge of dereliction of duty against the crash’s sole survivor, Lieutenant Lance Leone.
New head of Coast Guard in Alaska apparently pushed for prosecution of Lieutenant Lance Leone for the crash of an H-60 helicopter in July 2010.
Norwegian Cruise Line says it will sail another ship in Alaska waters. Company officials this week announced plans to return the Norwegian Sun to northern service two seasons from now. Its addition raises passenger counts almost to the historic million-cruiser high of the last decade.
The group behind a citizens’ initiative to re-establish an Alaska Coastal Management Program plans to have signature gatherers in every corner of the state.