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 By Larry Persily    News    March 3, 2022

Changing ferry system to a state corporation a long voyage

A 45-page bill to restructure the Alaska Marine Highway System as a state-owned corporation, run by an appointed board of directors, similar to the...

 

Governor proposes new program to replace cruise ship pollution monitors

Almost three years after pulling pollution monitors - called Ocean Rangers - from large cruise...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 24, 2022

Citizen scientist looks to Lynn Canal for potential squid fishery

Haines-Lynn Canal fishermen might have an opportunity to diversify if a Juneau-based fishing charter...

 

Kreiss-Tomkins breaks leg in paragliding accident

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Petersburg's Representative in the State House has broken his leg after crashing a paraglider in Anchorage last weekend. Rep....

 

State will provide financial aid for homeowners hurt by pandemic

Alaska's state housing agency has distributed more than $243 million in financial aid the past year...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    February 24, 2022

Federal grants will help Southeast mariculture efforts

A state and federally designated economic development organization for Southeast Alaska has...

 

Ferry system may reconsider charging more when ships are fuller

State ferry management said they are working to be more responsive to community and passenger...

 

Lack of crew could keep Columbia tied to the dock

Unless the Alaska Marine Highway System can recruit enough workers by March 1 to restaff the unused...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    February 3, 2022

State has money left over to help businesses hurt by pandemic

The state is working through a couple of challenges in its plan to distribute tens of millions of dollars of federal relief funds to municipalities...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 27, 2022

Coastal legislators disapprove of governor's spending plan for ferries

Though they say the level of funding for the state ferry system in Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget for t...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 27, 2022

Legislators cautious of overreliance on high oil prices

WRANGELL­– In a break from past practice, the Alaska Department of Revenue this year will provide monthly updates to legislators whenever...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    January 20, 2022

Alaska court weighs arguments over new election process

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Political parties “have no right to be gatekeepers to the ballot,’’ an attorney argued Tuesday in urging the Alaska Supr...

 

Ex-Alaska official claims firing was politically motivated

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The former head of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. claims her firing was “political retribution” by board members...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 20, 2022

State contracts for private ferry operator 'as needed'

WRANGELL­ – The Alaska Department of Transportation is contracting with Allen Marine to run one of its vessels “as needed” between Ketchikan,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 6, 2022

State advertises for fill-in private ferry service;

With the Matanuska out of service longer than expected for more repair work, and the state uncertain whether it can bring an idled ferry out of a...

 

Dunleavy appointees fire Permanent Fund director

The board that oversees Alaska's multibillion-dollar investment portfolio has fired Angela Rodell...

 

Governor proposes spending federal dollars on tourism marketing

JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Monday he plans to propose as part of his upcoming budget that the state spend $5 million in federal dollars...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 16, 2021

Disney music video features Klukwan songwriter

Haines - Klukwan resident and Diné (Navajo) artist Clara Natonabah wrote and sang a Navajo song...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    December 9, 2021

State extends Kennicott schedule to cover for delayed Matanuska

For the second time in the past 30 days, the state has to shift around the two other ferries...

 

Judge dismisses Alaska's complaint against subsistence hunt

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. District judge has rejected a challenge by Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to a special subsistence hunt...

 

Statewide salmon fishery doubles in value

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its preliminary figures for the total harvest and value of this year’s commercial salmon fishery. 23...

 

Man arrested in Kake after gunfire lockdown

(AP) – A man was arrested Tuesday in the southeast Alaska community of Kake, which a tribal official earlier said had gone into lockdown. Alaska Sta...

 

Searchers find body near Kake

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers on Monday said a Kake man who reported missing on Saturday was found dead by a canine team searching for...

 

Alaska activates crisis standards of care for PMC, others

The State of Alaska activated its crisis standards of care document Saturday for 20 health care facilities across the state according to a press...

 

Covid delays northbound barge

The Alaska Marine Lines barge which departed Seattle on Friday, September 24, has been delayed and all scheduled ports north of Ketchikan will be...

 

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