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Alaska House sends Native languages bill to Senate

Alaska House sends Native languages bill to SenateThe Senate State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 216 on Thursday

Northrim Bank gives $35,000 to University of Alaska Southeast

Northrim Bank gives $35,000 to University of Alaska SoutheastThe donation is part of nearly $240,000 Northrim Bank is giving to the University of Alaska for business programs and economic research.

Sitka shops for teachers at Seattle fair

Sitka shops for teachers at Seattle fairRepresentatives from 17 Alaska school districts headed to Seattle this past weekend to recruit new teachers.

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday opener

Herring seiners hit target — and then some — in quick Saturday openerThe 48 permit holders caught the last remaining fish in this year’s harvest limit — and then some — in a wild 45-minute opener Saturday afternoon right in front of downtown Sitka.

Juneau ranked healthiest community in Alaska, again

Juneau ranked healthiest community in Alaska, againThe borough excelled in healthy behavior and clinical care.

Meet new USFS Juneau District Ranger Brad Orr

Meet new USFS Juneau District Ranger Brad OrrBrad Orr is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service and brings a wealth of recreation management experience with him

Sitka herring fishery could open as soon as Thursday

Sitka herring fishery could open as soon as ThursdayThe multi-million dollar Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery could open as early as the end of this week.

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.