Craig Public Library named finalist for national award

The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services announced that Craig Public Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2015 National Medal...
Alaska delegation splits on Homeland Security funding

Alaska's representatives in Congress were divided on funding the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the federal budget cycle, Sept. 30.Sen. Lisa Murkowski voted in favor of funding the department, while Sen. Dan Sullivan and Rep...
State, federal regulators ban Ketchikan eulachon fishing

KETCHIKAN - Alaska fishing regulators say there will be no legal harvest of hooligan around Ketchikan this year.The Ketchikan Daily News reported the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service have closed area waters to the catching of hooligan, also known as eulachon (YOO'-la-kahn) or candlefish, because of low returns.The fishery is closed to commercial, personal-use and subsistence harvesting of the small Pacific smelt.The closure took effect Friday.
Juneau will only gain from Medicaid expansion

...Health care is one of the top private employers in the borough, and Juneau can expect to receive some of the $1 billion in federal revenue that will come with Medicaid expansion. This will add jobs in the health care sector at a most fortuitous time, when...
Data: State shed few jobs in fall 2014

...state had 765 fewer jobs in fall 2014 than fall 2013. The decline came primarily due to a fall in government employment: federal, state and local government employment declined by more than 1,700 jobs. This was balanced by increases in mining and drilling...
My Turn: Alaskan can safely exit the Arctic oil rapids

...most arctic nations belong to the western capitalist economies, entrepreneurial communities driven by aggressive local and federal government business-friendly policies). Some oil and gas companies have formed consortium to explore the Arctic and leverage...
Little League scandal brings back the past

...knew about the upcoming bombing and was ignored by the FBI when he warned them weeks before that it was going to happen at federal buildings in either Oklahoma City or Denver.The FBI has dismissed him as unstable and his story as lacking credibility...
SHI chooses apprentices to make, install monumental glass piece

...supported in part by a grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the US. The piece was also funded by an anonymous donor.Sealaska Heritage...
Juneau testifies against budget cuts

...said Tuesday. Mills like Viking Lumber Co., on Prince of Wales Island, rely on state timber sales to stay afloat while federal sales are held up in court. A DNR spokesperson said after hearing that 63 different Alaska mills have purchased state timber...
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Woman guilty of drug conspiracy

...Ketchikan-based drug ring pleaded guilty Monday to a federal drug conspiracy charge. The case was...Court Judge Timothy Burgess in Juneau federal court and pleaded guilty to conspiracy...three drug-related charges against her. Federal prosecutors dismissed the other two charges...


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