For the first time, the Department of Law is cracking down on shady business practices allegedly taking place aboard vessels.
Representatives vote 27 to 9 in favor of measure that allows mixing zones.
About a million people visit Alaska by cruise ship every year, creating floating cities along the state’s coastline. A bill that would change just how the waste they produce is regulated is moving rapidly through the legislature, and is scheduled to appear on the House floor today.
For the past couple of weeks, the legislature has been moving forward on the governor’s proposal to cut taxes on oil companies. Now, it’s scheduled to take up the issue of an in-state gasline. Here's the legislative outlook for the week.
About 500 people are in Anchorage this week for the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s convention and trade show.
More cruise ship tourists visited Alaska this year than last. But some ports did better than others.
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Two cruise ships sailing Alaska waters have battled recent norovirus outbreaks. The highly-contagious illness causes vomiting, diarrhea and fevers, and can lead to dehydration.
Another piece of financing for Juneau’s controversial new cruise ship docks on the downtown waterfront is in place.
Juneau expects to see the most cruise ship passengers of the season on Tuesday.