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 By Larry Persily    News    November 3, 2022

Funding would be needed to bring back Inter-Island Ferry

Restoration of Inter-Island Ferry Authority service from Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island to Wrangell and Petersburg would take money. The...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    October 6, 2022

Wrangell left off list for final federal pandemic assistance funds

WRANGELL—“Not happy” was how Borough Manager Jeff Good described his mood last week when he received word that Wrangell was left off the list...

 

Guest Editorial

Workers, families and retirees are not the only Alaskans squeezed by inflation, rising interest rates and tumbling investments. The state is in the...

 

Alaska mariculture effort wins $49 million federal grant

A statewide coalition of fisheries and economic development organizations, led by the Southeast Conference, has won a $49 million federal grant to...

 

Wrangell Borough contracts for reassessment of all property in town

WRANGELL — The borough followed through on discussions from earlier this summer and the assembly last week approved a contract for reassessment of...

 

Guest Editorial

Lust for a supersize Alaska Permanent Fund dividend and giving the government a larger role in dictating personal choices are about as miserable a...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 18, 2022

State ferry traffic into Petersburg down 90% from a decade ago

8,832 passengers and 2,515 vehicles boarded the ferry in Petersburg in 2011, and 9046 passengers...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 18, 2022

State will not receive as much federal money for ferry system as expected

The state will receive about $36 million less in federal funding than expected for this year’s Alaska Marine Highway System operating budget,...

 

Alaska voters will select new member of Congress on Tuesday

Alaska voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, August 16 to mark their ballots in a couple of...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 28, 2022

Guest Editorial

Inflation smacks drivers in the wallet when they fill up the tank, punches shoppers in the stomach when they load up a grocery cart, and brings...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 7, 2022

Bars reopen with limited hours on two state ferries

Beer and wine have been available at the bars on board the state ferries Matanuska and Kennicott since late May after the amenities were closed seven...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Guest Editorial

Election-year politics have a way of bringing bad ideas to the top — when they belong at the bottom of the settling pond. Yes, fuel prices are...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 30, 2022

State ferry system still short of hiring needs

The Alaska Marine Highway System has enough crew to operate its summer schedule, though it still lacks a sufficient cushion to handle worker...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 23, 2022

Guest Editorial

Legislators, the governor, members of the public — and most certainly candidates in this year’s state elections — should be paying attention to...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Guest Editorial

The weekend headline in Anchorage said an Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline project “could be closer than ever, Alaska politicians say....

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Guest Editorial

The Legislature adjourned on time last month, a nice change from past special sessions that got in the way of summer fishing, watching baseball,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 9, 2022

Malaspina will have new life as museum, employee housing and classroom

After 56 years of service in the Alaska Marine Highway System fleet and almost three years tied up at a Ketchikan dock, unused and in need of costly...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 2, 2022

Guest Editorial

Despite repeated claims and allegations conjured up from the thin air of political dishonesty, there has never been any proof, no charges and...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 2, 2022

Senate Finance co-chair Stedman says state needs more in savings

If oil prices stay above $100 a barrel for the next 12 months, the state could end the fiscal year in June 2023 with about $2.3 billion in its...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Guest Editorial

The amount of this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend was still uncertain as of our publishing deadline, but it is certain that the payments...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 19, 2022

Columbia's return nowhere on the horizon

The largest of the state ferries, the 499-passenger Columbia, was still listed as inactive on the Transportation Department website as of Monday,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 19, 2022

Senator wants Alaska to set up its own flood insurance program

Alaska property owners have paid more than four times as much in premiums than they received back in claims under the National Flood Insurance...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 12, 2022

Trident will keep Wrangell plant closed another year

WRANGELL - Seattle-based Trident Seafoods will not open its Wrangell processing plant this summer,...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Guest Editorial

The Legislature is working toward the largest capital budget in a long time. Municipalities are hearing “yes” instead of years of “no” to some...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 12, 2022

Worker shortage 'is real,' says state labor economist

WRANGELL — Anyone who wants to get a pizza midweek at the Marine Bar or a steak or burger at the Elks Lodge knows that worker shortages have forced...

 

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