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Peggy Wilson ending long legislative career

PeggyWilsonSoutheast Alaska's longest-serving lawmaker is retiring. Peggy Wilson says she will not seek re-election to her Wrangell-based House district.

Legislature backs Tongass takeover plan

(USDA photo)The Legislature has voted to support state plans to take over acreage in the Tongass National Forest.

Big change in tribal leadership coming

2-26-13 Ed Thomas, THCC, addresses Southeast Conference 3Four people are running for president of the Tlingit-Haida Central Council.

Sealaska dividends include no corporate earnings

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

New SEACC director targets transboundary mines

malena marvin SEACC at glacier cropped more squareAn environmental activist from Oregon is the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council's new executive director.

Bill would help fund two Southeast mines

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

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.

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.

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.

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.