Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska - Juneau

Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska - Juneau
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Jacob Resneck is CoastAlaska's regional news director in Juneau.
A barge filled with containers departs from the Alaska Marine Lines dock in downtown Juneau.

Consumer prices expected to rise as barge rates increase

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.
A white plane on a runway below some moutnains

NTSB: No obvious cause of fatal 2019 air ambulance crash

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.
A tube comes out of a hole in a mountainside

Niblack’s exploration for copper, gold resumes on Prince of Wales

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.
A black olf stares into the camera

Controversial wolf season extended for Prince of Wales Island

Hunters and trappers took a record 165 wolves on the island last season, which conservationists and wildlife managers say is unsustainable.
Two salmon in the water, with a much smaller one in front of a large one

Judge orders FDA to study dangers of wild release of genetically engineered salmon

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.
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Canada’s relaxes COVID-19 border rules for Alaskans in Hyder

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.
A crowd of older people gather next to a giant cruise ship

Southeast Alaska reacts to CDC lifting no-sail order for cruise ships

Industry representatives and local officials are cautiously optimistic about the CDC’s lifting of the no-sail order on cruise ships.
A basket of battered hallibut in a red-and-white paper bowl

Sealaska subsidiary’s mislabeled halibut recalled by FDA

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.
Green, spruce covered mountains drop into the blue ocean.

Feds drop appeal to Tongass timber sale lawsuit on Prince of Wales

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.
A black olf stares into the camera

State withholds Prince of Wales wolf population estimate from subsistence council

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."
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Alaska Supreme Court hears challenge to fish landing tax

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.
A blue and white ferry travels through the water on a clear day with mountains in the background

Alaska Marine Highway accepting bids for fleet’s fast ferries

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.
Tall sitka spruce trees seen from withing the foreset

‘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.
To trucks wait to enter a tunnel

Hecla Greens Creek Mine plans expansion of Admiralty Island tailings storage

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.
A mine shaft in a granite mountain

State offers extension for mine lease payments until September 2021

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.”
The F/V Solstice maneuvers in Pile Bay while rafting up with the F/V Independence and F/V Eagle Claw on June 16, 2015. The three Homer-based fishing vessels traveled the length of Iliamna Lake together as part of the trip from Homer to Bristol Bay.

Fisheries to receive $50M from state for COVID relief

A proposal would split the money roughly equally between processors, commercial fishermen, and charter guides.
A blue ferry with white cabin pulls up next to an elevated dock on a foggy day.

Alaska Marine Highway taskforce finalizes recommendations

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.
A sprucy bay next to a glacier and clear blue waters

Glacier Bay National Park acquires ancestral site of Hoonah’s Tlingit

The park service is promising "forever" access to the tribe.
A stop sign on a small road with wooden buildings and rain on the

Neighbors in Hyder, Alaska and Stewart, B. C. ask Canada to ease border restrictions

The town of 65 is stuck on the American side of the border with nearly impassable travel restrictions.
A large blue ferry with a white cabin plows through turqoise wavy water with mountains in the background

Governor’s ferry task force affirms support for Alaska Marine Highway

A working group reviewed a proposal for privatizing the ferry, but came to the conclusion that it wouldn't be profitable.