Tues Mar 18, 2014
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Gov. Parnell wants to find ways to bring natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. University of Alaska lands office offering two timber sales on Mitkoff Island, south of Petersburg. State drafting management plan for newly created Southeast Alaska State Forest. Legislation passes the Alaska House expanding popular tax credit to include herring. Ferry Aurora sailing again.
The Tongass National Forest is in the crosshairs of environmental organizations again. Two large coalitions are pressuring the Obama administration to stop all old-growth logging, in part to fight climate change. more
Explosives found last week at the end of Lance Drive in Sitka turned out to be no longer dangerous -- in fact, bomb experts believe that they had already detonated underground years ago. more