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Cost overruns add up to a bigger bill for Sitka’s Blue Lake

Cost overruns add up to a bigger bill for Sitka’s Blue LakeThe total project — not including new backup diesel generators — was originally estimated to cost about $142-million.

Bush pilots hit hard by new interpretation of tax law

Alaska air taxi operators say the IRS has re-interpreted tax law for their industry, hitting some Bush pilots with tax bills of up to a million dollars.

Reifenstuhl: Regional hatcheries return investment seven-fold

Reifenstuhl: Regional hatcheries return investment seven-foldSoutheast Alaska's hatchery programs are a critical part of the success of commercial fisheries says Reifenstuhl.

Are Alaska’s legislative districts getting too big?

Are Alaska’s legislative districts getting too big?The chairman of the Alaska Redistricting Board says state residents need to have a conversation about the growing number of people who live in each legislative district.

Industry consultant: Cruise lines again ‘bullish’ on Alaska

Industry consultant: Cruise lines again ‘bullish’ on AlaskaYears of steady declines in cruise ship traffic to Sitka should be coming to an end — eventually.

Parnell open to funding Southeast hydro

Parnell open to funding Southeast hydroThere are no Southeast hydroprojects in the governor's budget proposal. But he says he's open to funding the right ones.

Small bird-banding study could produce big results

Small bird-banding study could produce big resultsAlaska has its share of big science projects, to be sure. But to get results, science doesn’t always have to be huge.

Redistricting decision suits Petersburg officials

Redistricting decision suits Petersburg officialsPetersburg’s mayor is pleased with this weeks court decision in favor of the state’s latest redistricting plan.

KTUU and GCI Cable continue talks

KTUU and GCI Cable continue talksThe television station known statewide as Channel 2 will stay on the air in Juneau and Sitka through Dec. 6th, while the station and GCI Cable continue to negotiate carriage terms.

Sitka urges Governor to accept Obama’s Medicaid plan

Sitka urges Governor to accept Obama’s Medicaid planThe Sitka assembly passed a resolution asking Parnell and the state legislature to “fully consider” the benefits to Alaskan communities of expanding Medicaid to cover a larger share of the state’s poorest residents.