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Sitka is center of Alaska’s devil’s club business

Sitka is center of Alaska’s devil’s club businessDevil’s club is probably best known as a plant to avoid at all costs. But several small Southeast Alaska companies have a different take. They’re turning the roots, stems and bark of the plant into rubs and salves to treat sore joints and damaged skin.

UPDATED: Man dead after bear mauling near Sitka

UPDATED: Man dead after bear mauling near SitkaAuthorities are searching southern Chichagof Island, near Sitka, for the brown bear or bears believed to be responsible in the fatal mauling of a Sitka man over the weekend.

2012’s cruise season was up, but not everywhere

2012’s cruise season was up, but not everywhereMore cruise ship tourists visited Alaska this year than last. But some ports did better than others.

Coast Guard Jayhawks flying in three SAR cases

Total of twelve boaters are the focus of Seward, Sitka, and Cordova area operations.

College, Native corp. battle over land claim

College, Native corp. battle over land claimThere are new developments in the battle over a popular fishing area near Sitka. The board of a closed college and a Native corporation have filed competing ownership claims.

Fishing boat sinks near Sitka AK; crew rescued

The Coast Guard says a 50-foot fishing vessel capsized and sank while pulling in loaded salmon nets but another nearby boat rescued all five of the stricken vessel's crew members.

Southeast celebrates the Fourth of July

Southeast celebrates the Fourth of JulyHere's a slideshow of July 4th photos from Douglas, Juneau, Sitka and Petersburg.

Fisheries board takes up Southeast allocation issues

The Alaska Board of Fisheries addresses Southeast finfish issues starting on Friday (Feb. 24). Members will consider 145 proposals from advisory boards, gear groups and individuals.

Summit molds young fishermen into industry leaders

Summit molds young fishermen into industry leadersFor the last four years, the Alaska Young Fishermen's Summit has brought together some of the brightest young minds in the industry. The gathering took place in Juneau for the first time this year.

Ferry Taku breaks down again, sailings cancelled

Ferry Taku breaks down again, sailings cancelledThe 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.