After the ferry shut down, the Haines school had planned to fly the students, but the crew of the reality TV program “Ghost Hunters” had chartered a boat trip from Haines to Juneau already and they let the teams catch a ride with them.
Five new vans are in the City and Borough of Juneau’s paratransit service, now called CAPITAL AKcess.
The Alaska Marine Highway System has not provided regular service for the past month. That’s made it difficult for people with mobility issues to travel for medical care.
In January, divers held an emergency meeting of the geoduck committee to talk about what to do next.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski addressed the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday. Murkowski gave an update on happenings in Washington, D.C., and took questions from state lawmakers in a joint session.
The state once said Alaska Native tribes didn’t have jurisdiction over adoptions, like tribes had elsewhere in the United States. The state later changed that position, but this inconsistent history has left tribes with uncertainty about the future.
The breakdown of the Alaska Marine Highway System has Southeast Alaska businesses scrambling for alternative ways to send their products out of town.
Alaska Native leaders and justice advocates packed a Senate hearing room for an update on what Congress and the Trump administration are doing to address the MMIW issue.
In January, one village in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta removed its stray dogs with the help of two Alaska nonprofits. In total, they shipped 28 dogs to Anchorage or Bethel for adoption.
The Red Devil mercury mine permanently closed in 1971 after the price of ore fell and the owners walked away, leaving it up to the state and federal governments to clean up the site.