Legislation allowing geoduck farming to expand north and west is moving in the state Senate.
The measure would allow the large, valuable clams to be grown north of their natural realm. That ends around Juneau.
The House Resources Committee has approved a scaled-back measure aimed at increasing sea otter harvests. It’s a significant change for the resolution authored by Wrangell Representative Peggy Wilson.
A key Southeast Native leader is asking the Legislature to not lower oil taxes. Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas says Alaska needs the revenue. He also says oil companies are already making huge profits.
A Western Alaska lawmaker says place-based education is working.
Representative Reggie Joule, a Kotzebue Democrat, told Juneau’s Native Issues Forum today (Feb. 8) that the approach makes sense.
Several Alaska Native organizations oppose a legislative effort to increase sea otter harvests.
A memorial service is planned for February 12th for former Hoonah Mayor Alf ‘Windy’ Skaflestad, who passed away last Saturday at the age of 75 after a long battle with prostate cancer.
The most recent Interior Department appropriations bill includes provisions aimed at helping Alaska’s struggling timber industry. But one group says they go too far.
Longtime Juneau businessman and Chamber of Commerce luminary Romer Derr passed away yesterday (Thursday) at the age of 75. He’s being remembered not just for his efforts to improve Juneau’s economy, but for his participation in the Capital City’s first ever statehood celebration.
The ferry Taku may be back in action on Thursday (January 26th), after its second breakdown this month. The 370-passenger ship was tied up in Juneau Sunday night due to a problem with its propeller control system. Officials then cancelled a roundtrip sailing to Prince Rupert.