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Cruise ship wastewater bill passes House

Cruise ship wastewater bill passes House

Representatives vote 27 to 9 in favor of measure that allows mixing zones.

Cruise ship bill moving quickly through legislature

Cruise ship bill moving quickly through legislature

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.

Gaslines and guns among the legislative efforts slated for this week

Gaslines and guns among the legislative efforts slated for this week

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.

Tour businesses meet, discuss mixed season

Tour businesses meet, discuss mixed season

About 500 people are in Anchorage this week for the Alaska Travel Industry Association’s convention and trade show.

2012′s cruise season was up, but not everywhere

2012′s cruise season was up, but not everywhere

More cruise ship tourists visited Alaska this year than last. But some ports did better than others.

Cruise ship water-treatment technology under review

Cruise ship water-treatment technology under review

What’s the most effective and economically feasible method of curbing water pollution from large tour ships?

Update: Illness hits two Alaska cruise ships

Update: Illness hits two Alaska cruise ships

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.

Assembly approves $29 million for new docks

Assembly approves $29 million for new docks

Another piece of financing for Juneau’s controversial new cruise ship docks on the downtown waterfront is in place.

Juneau eyes biggest cruise passenger day

Juneau eyes biggest cruise passenger day

Juneau expects to see the most cruise ship passengers of the season on Tuesday.

Towns take on new federal maritime emission limits

Towns take on new federal maritime emission limits

Some Alaska communities are pushing back against a new requirement that ships sailing within 200 miles of the coast burn cleaner fuel. They say the rule, which goes into effect Wednesday, will hurt cruise traffic and increase shipping costs.

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