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New year, old topics

...development, liquified natural gas project, cross-border cooperation and the Alaska Marine Highway System.Southeast Conference Executive Director Shelly Wright said the top issue at the conference will be the state's ferry system.Wright, in a...
State | Local
It's official: Southeast's got 'spirit'

...over the next five years, with committees focused on different industries working over the next year.Southeast Conference Executive Director Shelly Wright wasn't surprised by much on the list, least of all "spirit" topping it.Having worked...
Charting Southeast's economy through 2020

...a period of significant budget cuts, we are turning to our most important resource; our people," Southeast Conference Executive Director Shelly Wright said. "The small businesses, tribes, native corporations, municipalities and community...
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...there are going to be no grand or baby grand pianos."Regional economic development organization Southeast Conference Executive Director Shelly Wright also testified in support of the bill on behalf of the timber industry. A report published...
State | Local | AK legislature
Southeast art scene dwarfs that of US

...Conference. The conference is holding its annual membership meeting this week in Wrangell through Thursday.Southeast Conference Executive Director Shelly Wright said she wanted to study Southeast's art scene for both "selfish" and economic reasons...
Hopefuls weigh in on city housing

...crisis and this business of retaining or attracting young adults has been a real drumbeat lately," Southeast Conference Executive Director Murray Walsh said. "You look at the actual statistics in the recent census work and it's pretty frightening...
SE leaders to meet in B.C.

...Prince Rupert is one of the members. "Front and center, obviously, are transportation issues," said Southeast Conference Executive Director Loren Gerhard. "A lot of changes (are) in the offing here, and a lot of concerns around the region...
State Briefs

...chamber lunch and the Assembly retreat are open to the public. Southeast Conference staff shifts JUNEAU - Southeast Conference Executive Director Loren Gerhard's job will change when he moves to California this fall to attend to a family illness...
Tongass official explains importance of wild salmon noted in a United States Department of Agriculture factsheet available at the Lunch and Learn.Southeast Conference Executive Director Shelly Wright, asked for her thoughts on what Medel said about prioritizing salmon above other resource...
Governor orders transportation department to reorganize

...division was merged with DOT's Southeast regional office and the director's position was eliminated. Southeast Conference Executive Director Loren Gerhard said Murkowski's reorganization plan would provide more user input into ferry schedules...


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