Skagway court has been without a local judicial officer. And that position isn’t set to be filled any time soon. Court system officials say the long-term plan is for a magistrate judge in Haines to handle cases from both Upper Lynn Canal communities.
The City and Borough of Juneau and the University of Alaska Southeast have inked a deal to share a former federal marine lab on Auke Bay. The former NOAA facility has been largely shuttered since federal scientists moved to the larger Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute on Lena Point.
The Tazlina is the first of two new Alaska Class ferries that the Ketchikan Vigor Alaska shipyard is building for the state. Its two halves are complete and welded together, and shipyard workers are busy getting interior spaces done.