The Haines Assembly is pushing back on a proposed timber sale on the Chilkat Peninsula. The University of Alaska is offering up 400 acres of land for harvest. But at a meeting Monday, the local government said it will explore its legal options if a contract is awarded.
The board heard roughly 70 proposals and a little over a dozen passed. It also updated rules around the use of electronic devices in hunting, things like game cameras that can now transmit real-time images to cell phones.
A report by Alaska’s Southeast Conference calls for the state marine highway system to increase its ticket prices. The recommendation is part of a 25-year plan that Gov. Bill Walker asked the conference’s stakeholders to put together for the struggling Alaska Marine Highway System.
Alaska has one of the highest rates of sexual assault in the country, and Alaska Native women are more likely to be attacked than anyone else, according to the Department of Public Safety, which quietly released a report on Alaskan sex crimes last month.
The debate over whether Alaska’s distilleries can serve cocktails continues. The Alcohol Control Board reviewed at their meeting Monday new regulations which would ban mixed drinks — unless you mix them yourself.