Offsetting a project’s potential impacts to wetlands usually means restoring or protecting wetlands that serve the same purpose as those being altered or destroyed by development. But Pebble is proposing to do something different.
Juneau’s landfill managers say it took over 3.3 million pounds of trash from cruise ships in 2019, up from 1.8 million pounds in 2018. That concerns some in Juneau, since the landfill is expected to be full in 20 years.
Not all rural communities have normal sanitation systems like city sewer and water treatment plants: They rely on septic systems that need to get pumped periodically. And while the Alaska Marine Highway System is closed, pump trucks can’t get to some small towns that rely on them.
The ACLU lawsuit alleges violations of state and federal civil rights protections stemming from mishandled police investigations of sexual assaults of Alaska Native women.
Haines Borough Assembly has decided to organize trips for the public on Feb. 23 and Feb. 29. The private charters were made in lieu of ferry service from the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Significant rain and snow, warmer temperatures and high winds are contributing to risk of avalanches off Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts.
The Haines Borough Police Department has officers on patrol or on call 24 hours a day. But at a public safety meeting last week, the department raised this question: Is that what Haines wants?
Five new vans are in the City and Borough of Juneau’s paratransit service, now called CAPITAL AKcess.
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.
Kaktovik’s mayor says the first priority is restoring a sense of normalcy for the students as they resume classes. The community plans to rebuild the school, but the timeline is still unknown.