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 By Larry Persily    News    May 12, 2022 

Legislation would allow online raffle sales to continue

Unless the Legislature acts, Alaska nonprofits will have to stop selling raffle tickets online June 30. The state has allowed online sales by register...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Alaska weighs taking over part of federal permitting program

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers are considering a request by Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration that the state take over part of a federal e...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 28, 2022

Kennicott delayed out of shipyard; parts part of the problem

Global supply chain shortages and delays have extended past grocery stores, car dealers and electron...

 
 By James Brooks    News    April 21, 2022

House approves budget with $2,600 payment for Alaskans

The Alaska House of Representatives voted last week to turn an oil-price surge into money for...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 21, 2022

Alaska Seaplanes will start Sitka- Petersburg-Wrangell service next month

Juneau-based Alaska Seaplanes will add Wrangell to its route map starting May 26. The company,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 21, 2022

Extra ferry sailing will pick up waitlist travelers in Bellingham

With more than 260 would-be ferry passengers stuck on a waitlist for travel out of Bellingham, Washington, and sailings full until late July, the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 14, 2022

State ferry system silent on summer plans for Columbia

The Alaska Marine Highway System has been hoping since last August to bring back the Columbia to...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 7, 2022

Legislators scale back governor's heavy reliance on federal money for ferries

The House Finance Committee has rejected the governor's proposal to rely almost entirely on federal...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Sitka Sound herring fishery continues with daily openings

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday that the sac roe herring fishery in the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Western Mariner cleanup continues

The unified command of the U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and...

 

Pilot shortage forces Alaska to cancel flights

WRANGELL-A shortage of pilots amid a labor dispute has forced Alaska Airlines to cancel hundreds of...

 

Murkowski, Romney back Jackson, all but assure confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    April 7, 2022

Palin joins 50 others in filing to run for Alaska U.S. House seat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Sarah Palin on Friday shook up an already unpredictable race for Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat, joining a field of 50 other...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 31, 2022

Ukrainian refugee flees to Haines to live with daughter 

HAINES-Of the roughly 3.8 million Ukrainian refugees who've fled their country since Russia's...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    March 31, 2022

Gross, Coghill say they plan to run for Alaska US House seat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A former state lawmaker and an orthopedic surgeon each announced plans Monday to run for Alaska’s U.S. House seat following th...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    March 31, 2022

Alaska high court finds Senate district unconstitutional

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court ruled Friday that a state Senate district pairing part of east Anchorage and the Eagle River area by...

 

Congressman Don Young dies at 88; will lie in state at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - Alaska Rep. Don Young, the longest-serving Republican in U.S. House history, will lie...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 24, 2022

Columbia's return to service in doubt for lack of crew

A state Department of Transportation official told legislators that the ferry system is "burning...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    March 24, 2022

Kreiss-Tomkins chooses not to run for reelection

The Alaska House of Representatives will lose a familiar face next January when Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins completes his term. Kreiss-Tomkins...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 17, 2022

Winning plan for Malaspina would operate it as a maritime museum

The state has started negotiations to sell the Malaspina to a company owned by a business that operates a new multimillion-dollar cruise ship...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 10, 2022

Ferry system still short of hiring target for summer schedule

State ferry system and Transportation Department officials plan to gather this week in Ketchikan to consider options for fulfilling the advertised sum...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    March 10, 2022

Forest Service increases Anan permits in overbook strategy to meet capacity

The Forest Service is bulking up how many permits it issues to the Anan Wildlife Observatory in orde...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 10, 2022

Trade war, COVID and now Ukraine invasion eat into Alaska seafood sales

First a trade war, then a battle against an infectious virus and now a real war are all affecting Alaska seafood exports. Shipments to China fell...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 3, 2022

State asks if anyone wants to buy the Malaspina

The Alaska Department of Transportation is asking anyone interested in taking ownership of the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 3, 2022

House speaker questions ferry system's hiring expectations

State Transportation Department officials recently told legislators the ferry system needed to quickly hire at least 166 new crew in order to meet...

 

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