The decision, issued Monday, says a new district including Petersburg, part of Juneau and several other small Southeast communities meets the requirements of the Alaska Constitution.
Charles Clement will take over as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Norwegian Cruise Line says it will sail another ship in Alaska waters. Company officials this week announced plans to return the Norwegian Sun to northern service two seasons from now. Its addition raises passenger counts almost to the historic million-cruiser high of the last decade.
A new report says Southeast Alaska’s sea otter boom has cost the region close to $30 million. Most is income lost as otters consume shellfish and crabs that otherwise would be harvested by commercial divers and fishermen.
Southeast commercial crabbers caught 176,000 pounds last month in a fishery worth $1.9 million.
Lt. Lance Leone is expected to appear Wednesday before a military judge in Juneau. The Coast Guard has brought charges against Leone for the loss of a Coast Guard helicopter in July 2010, and the deaths of two of its crew members.
A Ketchikan House candidate faces a sizable penalty for campaigning without registering. An Alaska Public Offices Commission attorney recommends fining David Scott $2,357.
A capital city artist has just released a book of his Sarah Palin political cartoons. Tony Newman’s work is as much about Juneau and Alaska as it is about the former governor and vice presidential candidate.
Is the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act a path to assimilation or a means of cultural survival?
That’s the question posed by Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl.
The state is reexamining its cost estimate for the first Alaska Class Ferry. And it’s likely to come in higher than the total allocated to construction. CoastAlaska’s Ed Schoenfeld reports.