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Southeast cities hot and cold on ballot measures

Southeast cities hot and cold on ballot measuresSoutheast Alaska voters shot down some tax changes and construction projects during the Oct. 7 municipal elections.

Cruise traffic level, but could grow soon

Cruise traffic level, but could grow soonAlaska’s cruise ship season ended last week with a similar number of visitors as in 2013. But the next few years could be different.

Juneau employment down in 2013 as government sector shed jobs

Juneau employment down in 2013 as government sector shed jobsJuneau lost about 240 jobs last year, led by a 2.7 percent dip in government sector employment

Ferry system plans for a new route in Southeast

Ferry system plans for a new route in SoutheastThe state ferry system is planning a new route in Southeast Alaska. It’s being done in conjunction with a new, privately run ferry.

Sealaska planning significant investments in Southeast

Sealaska planning significant investments in SoutheastNew Sealaska CEO Anthony Mallott says investing locally is part of the regional Native corporation’s strategy for reversing recent losses.

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?

Is the mine tailings dam failure in B.C. a warning for Alaska?Monday’s tailings dam failure could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.

Are Southeast Alaska’s recent earthquakes connected?

Are Southeast Alaska’s recent earthquakes connected?State Seismologist Michael West with the Alaska Earthquake Information Center says it’s unclear if the seismic events are related

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catch

Southeast crabbers hauling in big Dungeness catchIt’s been a big summer season for commercial Dungeness crabbing in Southeast Alaska with a big harvest, a high price and a bump in crab boat numbers in the Panhandle.

Update: Communications restored following earthquake caused disruption

Update: Communications restored following earthquake caused disruptionAn earthquake shook Southeast Alaska just before 3 a.m. Friday.

Remembering Peter McKay

Remembering Peter McKayRetired planner was devoted to rural development, arrived in Alaska after three month rowboat journey
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