Southeast News

Ferry Chenega’s return to service delayed

2-21-14 Chenega in drydock at Ketchikan ShipyardSitka and Juneau will lose a week of fast ferry sailings this month. The Chenega will return to Southeast service May 14, a week later than scheduled.

Public broadcasting budget cut almost 25 percent

Juneau's KTOO building houses radio, online and TV operations funded in part by the state. Legislative budget cuts will hit public broadcasters throughout the state beginning in July.Alaska’s public broadcasters dodged a bullet when the Legislature’s regular session ended Monday.

Public media cuts could end local programming

8-16-13 KFSK buildingSome Alaska public broadcasters would have to give up local programming if the state Senate’s budget cuts go through.

Capital budget cuts spare Southeast projects

140708_Crescent_Harbor-KCAW 300x225The state Senate’s capital budget for fiscal year 2016 includes new harbor and energy projects for Southeast Alaska. But there are no funds for Petersburg or Wrangell.

Sealaska dividends between $129 and $887

Sealaska Plaza is the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters. Officials say winter dividends will be paid around Dec. 5. (Heather Bryant/KTOO)Alaska’s largest regional Native corporation will distribute $12.9 million this month.

State considers B.C. mines as promoters plan visit

2-25-15 Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott sits at his desk, beneath the state seal 1 fullA new Walker-Mallott administration working group is addressing British Columbia's mining boom near its border with Alaska.

Tlingit-Haida Central Council OKs same-sex marriages

2-12-14 THCC PodiumTlingit-Haida’s seven-member governing board voted unanimously to define legal marriage without a gender requirement.

Tongass transition plan may run short on timber

2-17-15 CROPPED Fisherman Kirk Hardcastle and Juneau Assemblymember Kate Troll review a report during the Tongass Advisory Committee meeting Feb. 17 in Juneau.A new forecast says current plans for logging younger Tongass trees will not provide enough wood to maintain the region’s timber industry. But a more aggressive approach might.

New Sealaska logging sites near earlier cuts

1-20-15 Sealaska Vice President and General Counsel Jaeleen Araujo, front row right, describes Tongass land being tranferred to the regional Native corporation under terms of recently-passed legislation. (Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)Sealaska says it will begin logging its new lands later this year. The first parcels cut will be on Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula.

Marc Luiken is state’s new transportation commissioner

8-19-11 Marc Luiken at Jno C of C horiz widerThere’s a new boss at the state agency overseeing roads, airports and ferries.