A fire left its mark on this Tongass National Forest tree trunk, as seen in 2008.

This old growth timber didn’t sell last time. Can it attract a buyer now?

by Elizabeth Jenkins, Alaska's Energy Desk
- The U.S. Forest Service removed some of the more sensitive watershed areas included in the original Kuiu Island sale, which received zero bids back in 2016.
Gov. Bill Walker meets with Vice Premier Liu He in Beijing on Monday, May 21, 2018.

After ending trade talks in D.C. with an agreement to buy, China finds Alaska looking to sell

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China’s top economic adviser returned from a week of trade talks in Washington, D.C. to find Alaska on his doorstep in Beijing.

A lot of people get this pretty basic question about oil wrong

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"I have had to correct school teachers in the past who have been teaching their kids that oil comes from dinosaurs."

Walker’s trade mission highlights links to China, opportunities for Alaskans

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Representatives from more than 20 business, along with state officials and politicians will leave for China this weekend. There, they’ll peddle everything from baby food to seafood to tourism to Chinese consumers.

The U.S. Forest Service sued over Kuiu Island timber sale

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The forest service received zero bids on the timber sale in 2016. Earlier this month, it went out for bid again.
Dan Kirkwood says the part of this location's appeal is the float planes could make due without a dock. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/Alaska's Energy Desk)

How can the U.S. Forest Service keep up with Alaska’s tourism boom?

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As tourism increases and federal budgets shrink, a permitting backlog at the U.S. Forest Service has been growing.