The future of the Alaska Marine Highway System is decidedly a Southeast issue. The ferry system has seen cuts in service because of aging vessels and decreased funding. Southeast legislators agree the system is still vital to folks in the region.
Some programs at Sitka National Historical Park may be under tribal management, as early as this summer. The National Park Service and Sitka Tribe of Alaska have confirmed they are in ongoing negotiations to collaborate on some services in the park in 2018.
Permanent Fund Corp. CEO Angela Rodell presented a study that predicts a nearly 50 percent chance of the fund losing value in the next decade, if it’s used to pay for state government as lawmakers have proposed.