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Ferry fares rise for third time in a year

Passengers board the ferry Malaspina while vehicles wait to load at the Auke Bay terminal in Juneau. Travelers will no longer be able to take advantage of some discounts, due to budget cuts. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)It’s costing 10 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower-48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.

Sealaska sending $16 million to shareholders

(Graphic courtesy Sealaska.com)Sealaska Corp.'s approximately 22,000 tribal members will each get between $129 and $1,082, depending on their status.

Alaska musicians prep for 42nd folk festival

Juneau guitarist, singer and songwriter Kray Van Kirk talks about his music in his dining room. He'll perform during the Alaska Folk Festival, April 4-11 in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The Alaska Folk Festival runs April 4-10 in Juneau. It’s a sure sign of spring for the hundreds of musicians from all over the state who come to play, jam and listen.

Should some state ferry routes be privatized?

The ferry Matanuska sails into Juneau's Auke Bay in 2012. Changing its route could help Sitka boost summer ferry service. (File photo)Sen. Peter Micciche says parts of the Alaska Marine Highway should be privatized. The system's top official says he's willing to consider it.

Council takes over foster care for region’s Native children

State Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson and Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Richard Peterson embrace after signing an agreement transfering foster care and other programs for Southeast Native children to the council. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The largest tribal government in Southeast Alaska now has authority over foster care and other services for Native children facing abuse or neglect.

Southeast lawmakers split on Walker budget plan

Reps. Cathy Muñoz, center, and Sam Kito, right, listed as Sen. Dennis Egan makes a point. The three Juneau lawmakers make up half of Southeast’s legislative delegation. (Photo by Casey Kelly/KTOO)Southeast Alaska lawmakers are giving Gov. Bill Walker’s spending plan mixed reviews. Some are ready to change the way government is funded, while others are not.

Southeast’s year in review: ferries, logging and mining

Three ferries tied up at the Ketchikan Shipyard in the winter of 2012. Commercial users will likely pay higher rates beginning next winter. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)The year 2015 saw the beginnings of major changes to the Alaska Marine Highway, the Tongass National Forest and the possible future of transboundary mines.

Ferries keep old underage travel rules, for now

0414_marine_highway_brightened_1200x900 kids on ferry - AMHSThe Alaska Marine Highway System is not changing its rules for children traveling solo anytime soon. Rules proposed a year ago have not been implemented.

Skin artist chosen for Native arts residency

Peter Williams of Sitka displays his seal and sea otter products during the 2013 Juneau Public Market at the capital city's Centennial Hall. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)A Yup’ik skin artist living in Sitka is headed to the Institute of American Indian Arts under a Rasmuson Foundation-funded, artist-in-residence program..

LeConte could boost Sitka ferry service

The LeConte docks at Juneau's Auke Bay terminal in 2013. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Alaska Marine Highway officials have identified several ways to increase ferry service to Sitka next summer. It’s in response to community concerns about the fast ferry Fairweather being indefinitely tied up.