Empire Editorial: 'Kayaktavists' and a whole lot of head-shaking

...the Arctic as one big opportunity - shipping, oil and gas extraction and even tourism (ever heard of a icebreaker cruise ship?) - the dwindling sea ice may actually interfere with that effort. The reduction in sea ice makes the Arctic Ocean...
A $750K ride to the glacier

...000 visitors annually, according to the U.S. Forest Service. In the summertime, most of the tourists off the cruise ships take a tour bus to get there. It takes approximately 20-30 minues to get there from downtown and back.During the...
Firefighter leaps into harbor to rescue man

...down the ramp to the port's lightering dock. Jenkins dove in while Fink held the rope from the dock, the closest cruise ship dock to Marine Park.From above, Ross and her friend shouted encouragement to the man in the water, bystander Teri...
Alaska Editorial: Forest management

...added that the Forest Service's program for issuing special use permits for local businesses to provide services for cruise ship passengers in the Tongass is inadequate to meet the demand.A picture emerges of an agency that cannot or will not...
Riding a swell

...numbers are in. During the 2015 cruise ship season, more than 977,000 passengers...passengers of both small and large cruise ships who paid a commercial passenger...head tax." It doesn't include cruise ship employees. Including employees...
Hoonah's new brewery focuses on locals

...telling them, 'hefe is a gateway beer, you know. I'll be changing your palate.'"It's working. Although the cruise ships slurp through a lot of his stuff, it's the locals that return and give him the best feedback. "I have a lady that...
Fishermen's Memorial loses to Panamax docks

...fighting the city's downtown cruise ship dock project has been a losing...make room for two 1,000-foot cruise ships to dock in the Gastineau Channel...what's known as Panamax-sized cruise ships, the largest size vessels that...
Special session set for return to Juneau

...special session of the 29th Alaska Legislature begins at the end of October."By the time legislators arrive, the last cruise ship will have pulled out, so there are no more excuses," Egan said in the statement. "Juneau is Alaska's capital...
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Candidate profile: Jason Puckett, Assembly D2

...candies or sodas, and whether or not to allow smoking parlors for marijuana, including in the downtown area to draw in cruise ship passengers. Select one of these two specific decisions that must be made and discuss what you would like to see done...
Candidate profile: Merrill Sanford, Mayor

...marijuana, including in the downtown area to draw in cruise ship passengers. Select one of these two specific decisions...businesses is utmost important. The 16B docks and harbors cruise ship expansion due to start this fall will let us, locals...


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