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With Capitol renovations on schedule, contractors get more work

With Capitol renovations on schedule, contractors get more workThe Alaska Legislative Council approved an additional $650,000 to its $5.8 million Capitol building renovation contract on Thursday.

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?Monday’s tailings dam failure could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.

Roads, ferries, airports: Meetings spotlight Southeast transportation plan

Roads, ferries, airports: Meetings spotlight Southeast transportation planSoutheast Alaskans can learn more about regional transportation projects at a series of meetings starting Aug. 6.

B.C. gives KSM mine environmental OK

B.C. gives KSM mine environmental OKA controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan just won environmental approval from the British Columbia government.

Is the Tongass key to slowing climate change?

Is the Tongass key to slowing climate change?The Tongass National Forest is in the crosshairs of environmental organizations again. Two large coalitions are pressuring the Obama administration to stop all old-growth logging, in part to fight climate change.

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approval

BC’s KSM mine nears environmental approvalCanadian environmental officials have given provisional approval to a controversial mine planned for an area northeast of Ketchikan.

Gull-egg harvest gets boost from Congress

Gull-egg harvest gets boost from CongressA bill allowing traditional gull-egg harvests in Glacier Bay is on its way to the president’s desk.

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soon

B.C. mines get financial boost, one to open soonCanadian investors are putting millions of new dollars into mining projects near the Southeast Alaska border. Critics say the projects could damage regional fisheries.

Empty Chair Project recognizes Juneau’s Japanese WWII internees

Empty Chair Project recognizes Juneau’s Japanese WWII interneesMore than 200 people attended the dedication ceremony for a bronze sculpture recognizing Southeast Alaska's internees

Should Alaska’s newest oil tax system stay or go?

Should Alaska’s newest oil tax system stay or go?Though the Juneau Chamber of Commerce opposes the repeal of a major oil and gas tax law, it invited in speakers Thursday on both sides of the issue