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Alaska Senate passes bill relaxing cruise ship wastewater discharge rules

Alaska Senate passes bill relaxing cruise ship wastewater discharge rulesHouse Bill 80 now goes to Governor Sean Parnell for his signature.

Seeking comprehensive energy solutions in rural Southeast

Seeking comprehensive energy solutions in rural SoutheastIt’s no secret that the high cost of energy in rural Alaska is a barrier to economic development and one of the primary reasons many residents are leaving village life behind.

Unemployment lowest in Juneau

The Capital City had the lowest unemployment rate in Alaska last month.

At 4.3 percent, Juneau’s October rate was unchanged from September and almost a … more

New partnership seeks to protect and maintain salmon habitat

New partnership seeks to protect and maintain salmon habitatWild Pacific Northwest salmon face a bleak future, boasting but a tiny fraction of their historical population size, according to collaboration between salmon biologists and conservation advocates.

Stedman fund-raising twice Kookesh total

Stedman fund-raising twice Kookesh totalThere’s a significant fund-raising gap between the two incumbents fighting to represent a new Southeast Senate district. Here's a look at some of the details of the District Q race between Bert Stedman and Albert Kookesh.

Can small wood-gas systems lower energy costs?

Can small wood-gas systems lower energy costs?Sealaska, Southeast’s regional Native corporation, is testing wood-powered generators at a Hoonah mill. If they work, they could be used to reduce energy costs in other small Southeast cities.

Sanford calls for Juneau to lead in Southeast Alaska

Sanford calls for Juneau to lead in Southeast Alaska

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In his first speech as Juneau mayor, Merrill Sanford called on the city to take a bigger leadership role in Southeast Alaska. Photo by

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New Southeast Coast Guard cutter to visit Juneau Friday

New Southeast Coast Guard cutter to visit Juneau FridayThe 110-foot Chandeleur is being transferred from Miami to Ketchikan to assist with regional responses throughout the panhandle.

Study: Otters help combat global warming

Study: Otters help combat global warmingA new study is adding another dimension to the sea otter debate. The research shows the marine mammals help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a major contributor to climate change.