Southeast voices weigh in on redistricting plans (again). Sealaska exits the plastics business. Court martial scheduled for Sitka Coast Guardsman. Army comes to Sitka to blow up found dynamite. Coast Guard sends five fishing vessels back to port after safety violations. Thousands turn out in Seward for race up 3,200-ft peak. Fairbanks littering penalties might drop. Interior wildfire update.
Fri July 5, 2013
A number of regional fishing associations are joining forces to strengthen the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association announced last week (9-9-14) that the new organization wants to ensure that Congress makes protecting fish stocks a priority as it prepares to reauthorize the nation’s most important law governing the harvest of seafood in federal waters. more
The lawsuit was brought by six young Alaskans, demanding the state take action on climate change. In dismissing the case, the Court said that climate policy isn’t an issue for the judiciary can decide. But for the young plaintiffs and the nonprofit supporting them, the ruling included some silver linings. more