Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska - Juneau
Alaska Marine Lines, a subsidiary of global shipping giant Lynden, posted a notice to customers Tuesday saying prices would rise 5% on all its routes including Southeast Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and Prince William Sound.
The recovery of the Guardian Flight’s voice recorder failed to capture the flight’s final moments that might have explained what caused the fatal crash about 22 miles west of Kake.
Drilling crews are returning to the Niblack Project, a mineral exploration effort seeking copper, gold, silver and zinc near Prince of Wales Island’s Moira Sound.
Hunters and trappers took a record 165 wolves on the island last season, which conservationists and wildlife managers say is unsustainable.
A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered federal regulators to re-evaluate the safety of genetically modified salmon, which grow faster than wild salmon.
The Southeast Alaska town’s only road out runs through British Columbia and since March, its residents hadn't been allowed to cross the border.
Industry representatives and local officials are cautiously optimistic about the CDC’s lifting of the no-sail order on cruise ships.
A labeling mistake has led the FDA to order the recall of more than two tons of packaged halibut filets produced by a subsidiary of Sealaska, the Juneau-based Alaska Native regional corporation.
The federal government has withdrawn its appeal of a court ruling that halted one of the largest old growth timber sales in the Tongass National Forest.
Officials refused to share their wolf numbers with a regional council tasked with advising subsistence hunting and trapping on federal land, even as petitioners look to list the wolves as "threatened."
Alaska’s Supreme Court is weighing the legality of a raw fish tax that’s pumped at least $25 million into coastal communities over the past five years.
Reducing the size of the state’s ferry fleet was among the cost-saving recommendations from a work group looking to make the Alaska Marine Highway System more efficient so the state is redoubling its efforts to sell its two fast ferries.
‘Another broken promise’: Tribes say feds ignored their input on Roadless Rule exemption for Tongass
““We refuse to endow legitimacy upon a process that has disregarded our input at every turn.” reads a letter written by nine tribes to the U.S. Agriculture Secretary.
The public can examine and comment on the company’s plans to expand its tailings and waste rock storage by about 5 million cubic yards: or about 1,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
An announcement by the Department of Natural Resources last month says “the COVID-19 virus places an inequitable burden on Alaska’s miners to comply with state statutes through no fault of their own, but rather through an act of God.”
A proposal would split the money roughly equally between processors, commercial fishermen, and charter guides.
The group tasked with reshaping the future of the state-run ferry system is recommending the creation of an executive board, fewer vessels, and at least two years of forward funding for the cash-strapped ferries.
The park service is promising "forever" access to the tribe.
The town of 65 is stuck on the American side of the border with nearly impassable travel restrictions.
A working group reviewed a proposal for privatizing the ferry, but came to the conclusion that it wouldn't be profitable.