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Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

Lawmakers have voiced support for the Parnell Administration's plan to take over Tongass National Forest acreage. (Courtesy USDA)

The Legislature has voted to support state plans to take over acreage in the Tongass National Forest. more

Big change in tribal leadership coming

2-26-13 Ed Thomas, THCC, addresses Southeast Conference 3

Four people are running for president of the Tlingit-Haida Central Council. more

Sealaska dividends include no corporate earnings

Sealaska Plaza is the corporation's Juneau headquarters. Spring dividends were just announced.

The spring dividend for most Sealaska shareholders will be $721, but some will receive less than a tenth of that amount. more

New SEACC director targets transboundary mines

malena marvin SEACC at glacier cropped more square

An environmental activist from Oregon is the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council’s new executive director. more

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

The Niblack mine prospect is on Prince of Wales Island, southwest of Ketchikan. If developed, its ore-processing plant could be in Ketchikan. (Image provided)

Two Southeast Alaska mines could get close to $300 million in state support under a bill moving through the Legislature. more

Southeast tribes meet in Craig about Canadian mines

The Stikine River empties into the ocean near Wrangell. A mine proposed to be built upstream in Canada is worrying some fishermen and tribal leaders. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

Southeast Alaska tribal leaders meet March 25th and 26th to discuss Canadian mines that could impact regional fisheries. more

Ketchikan-POW ferry aids seafood, retail, tourism

The Inter-Island Ferry Authority's Stikine sails through Ketchikan's Tongass Narrows. A new report explains its economic value to southern Southeast. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

A small southern Southeast Alaska ferry line is of large value to the region’s economy. That’s according to a new report studying the Inter-Island Ferry Authority.
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Senate OKs medevac memberships

An Airlift Northwest Lear Jet waits for a medevac call at Juneau's airport. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

Legislation allowing a popular air-ambulance service’s membership program to continue serving Alaskans passed the state Senate today. more

Panel will target Tongass plan, timber transition

A dog explores part of the Treadwell Ditch Trail on Douglas Island, part of Juneau. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

The Forest Service is setting up an advisory board to help rewrite the Tongass National Forest’s management plan. It’s somewhat similar to another panel that shut down last year without completing its work. more

Grant advances Kasaan longhouse repairs

The roof of Kasaan's Chief Son-i-Hat House, also known as the Whale House, is covered by a tarp during repair work. (Courtesy of Organized Village of Kasaan.)

A nearly-half-million-dollar grant will speed restoration of Alaska’s oldest Haida longhouse. The structure was first built 130 years ago in Kasaan. more