Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska - Juneau
Addressing the Southeast Conference forum of civic and business leaders Thursday, Alaska’s Transportation Commissioner John MacKinnon placed the blame on the feds.
Alaska cruise ship visitors are expected to break new records for the fifth straight year, according to recent projections from an industry trade group.
Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) traveled to British Columbia to meet with Canadian officials to find ways to salvage ferry service with Canada.
The cruise ship Westerdam was visiting the national park on September 11, 2018 when a crew member mistakenly opened the wrong valve.
The Seattle-based company neither admitted nor denied any wrongdoing — instead, it settled for $400,000 and agreed to upgrade its emission control equipment by the end of next month.
The Council on American Islamic Relations sued the state last year, alleging two Muslim inmates had to skip meals, lost weight and were punished while trying to observe religious rituals.
Ferries are scheduled to call on the Canadian port city for the last time Sept. 30
A fishing industry lobbyist has had his 41-ton salmon catch confiscated for allegedly fishing in closed waters near Sitka.
An Alaska Marine Highway ferry rescued five people after a small boat capsized Friday morning near Bella Bella, B.C. in the Inside Passage.
Alaska is taking a step back from regulating the membership plans marketed by air ambulance providers. State regulators say it’ll cut unnecessary red tape. But consumer advocates aren’t thrilled.
Supplemental funding added by the Legislature to bolster ferry service was eliminated by Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Communities on Prince William Sound face a seven-month service gap under a draft winter schedule.
Gov. Dunleavy has reversed himself and declared support for subsidized broadband internet for rural libraries and a free service allowing online tutors for students. The governor had previously vetoed the $809,200 in funding.
A decision by the Trump administration over exempting the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule is expected soon. That’s according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski who in an interview with CoastAlaska has hardened her stance on the hot-button issue.
This summer the Alaska Marine Highway System weathered its first strike in more than 40 years. The fleet remained tied to the dock for 11 days while the state and largest ferry union worked through a federal mediator to hammer out a contract.
International Joint Commission U.S. commissioners Rob Sissons, left and co-chair Jane Corwin listen at an Aug 5, 2019 meeting in Juneau hosted by Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan. (Photo by...
Members won a 3% raise over three years and concessions on how much they’d contribute towards the health care plan and when.
Negotiators for the state and the Inland Boatmen’s Union reached a tentative agreement late Thursday night, which could bring an end to Alaska’s ten-day-old ferry strike.
A statewide effort got underway Thursday seeking to remove Gov. Mike Dunleavy from office. The first step for campaigners is to gather 28,501 signatures to start a recall petition.
The Alaska Legislature has restored funding for the Ocean Rangers, but the future of the independent cruise ship monitors — as well as the state’s entire cruise ship program — is uncertain.