Incumbent Ketchikan Rep. Dan Ortiz faces two opponents in the 2016 legislative elections. They're Republican Bob Sivertsen and Kenneth Shaw of the Constitution Party.
An updated federal Water Resources Act includes about 90 percent of the $32 million needed to build a new boat harbor for the city of Craig, on Prince of Wales Island. But it has a way to go before funds are available.
Next winter’s ferry schedule will be leaner than this year’s, and that one was pretty lean. It’s the result of budget cuts, which could lead to the sale of the ferry Taku.
The winners of Alaska’s name-the-new-ferry contest didn’t know about it until they got a call from Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott.
Tlingit leader John Borbridge Jr. died Tuesday. He was a significant player in the campaign for Alaska Native land rights.
British Columbia’s top auditor says the province has failed to protect the environment from mines and mineral exploration projects.
Owners of Southeast Alaska’s largest remaining lumber mill say it could close next year. It’s part of an ongoing battle over logging in the Tongass National Forest.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up a case that could have expanded logging in Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. It’s the final step in one legal battle involving what’s called the Roadless Rule.
Anchorage is tied for first as the prime destination for ferrying summer tourists, according to a new report by the McDowell Group.
Budget cuts have already dramatically reduced marine highway sailings. The governor's budget will make it worse. And the Legislature is likely to make further cuts.