Governor Sean Parnell’s recent budget proposal does not include money for any Southeast Alaska hydro project, including Sitka’s Blue Lake project. Garry White, Executive Director of the Sitka Economic Development Association, discussed plans to make Sawmill Cove Industrial Park more accessible to larger vessels, and bring in outside dollars. The telecom giant GCI announced plans to buy three television stations in Sitka, Juneau, and Anchorage.
Fri Dec 20, 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