Three organizations have entered into a partnership to provide enhanced and expanded Northwest Coast art programs and opportunities for Alaska students.
The UAS fisheries program got a boost recently. The family of Robert E. Henderson created a $375,000 endowment that will provide scholarships and research experiences for students studying mariculture or fisheries.
The marine highway is moving ahead with plans to sell or scrap the ferry Taku. But it’s keeping its options open for a second sidelined ship, the Chenega.
The Ketchikan City Council agreed unanimously Monday to support Akeela-Gateway’s application for a state grant to develop a sobering center at Ketchikan’s former state-run juvenile detention center.
The language states that the Ketchikan Gateway Borough doesn’t endorse or condone activities prohibited by federal law. Additional language states that the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution means the federal government shouldn't regulate marijuana to begin with.
The ferry isn’t done. Not by a long shot. But this is an important moment for the shipyard, which received the $100-million state contract to build two Alaska Class ferries in fall of 2014.
Ketchikan Youth Initiatives has completed Phase One of the Youth Community Center. The organization is working to have substantial completion of the building done by the end of December in order to receive grant funding.
Alaska Mental Health Trust’s board of trustees voted Thursday in Anchorage to reconsider an August decision to potentially move forward with logging Deer Mountain and a section of land above homes in Petersburg, and then the board delayed a final decision until the end of January.
Harassment complaints in Alaska are on the rise, and the executive director of the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights said she expects that trend to continue, partly in light of the recent presidential elections.
The U.S. Forest Service grants have helped design boilers and plan wood-pellet mills in Southeast and Interior Alaska communities.