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Commentary: It's time to change the PFD formula

Though I’ve never run for public office (student council in college in 1971 doesn’t count), I have a pretty good idea of the social media abuse...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2019

Fall/Winter ferry schedule expected by mid-July

The Alaska Marine Highway System expects to have its draft fall/winter 2019/2020 schedule available for public comment in mid-July — about six...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 13, 2019

Legislature approves $44 million cut to ferry system

 Almost one-quarter of the total cut to next year’s state operating budget is coming out of the Alaska Marine Highway System. The ferry system was...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 9, 2019

The budget numbers look bad for the ferry system

It’s looking likely that the state ferries will have to operate on less funding in the next fiscal year as Alaska lawmakers near the end of the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 25, 2019

DOT proposes new terminal for ferry day trips

The Alaska Deapartment of Transportation is working on a $27 million plan to build a ferry terminal at Cascade Point, almost 30 miles north of...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Guest commentary

For those who bemoan — and criticize — the fact that the state has drawn on savings to the sorry tune of almost $16 billion over the past six...

 

Guest commentary

The U.S. economy is strong. People are working and businesses are profiting. Nice for the states that are doing good things for their residents,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Food and sun fill the Fourth of July

It was hot, people lined up at the food tables, and the mud volleyball players came off the court...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Ferry cancellation disrupts travel plans for hundreds

The state’s largest ferry, the 418-foot-long Columbia, will miss at least two round-trip voyages between Bellingham, Washington, and Southeast Alask...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Bear knocks out phone and internet

A couple dozen phone and internet customers lost service for about 24 hours last week when a bear decided to play with a few of Alaska Power and...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Public swim time now free for 17 and younger

A borough assembly ordinance took effect July 1 that eliminates the fee for anyone through age 18 to get in the water during public swim time at the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Funding might be available for re-use of Jones Point

The Takshanuk Watershed Council believes it is nearing the end of soil remediation at the former Jones Point property that it purchased three years...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

State awaits risk assessment of tank farm contamination

The state anticipates receiving a work plan this year for how the Army will measure and judge the risks from contamination remaining at the site of th...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 28, 2018

Hatchery chums are '$10 fish'

It’s looking like a lousy king salmon year and it’s too early to know much about sockeye returns, but the Haines fishing fleet is harvesting a sol...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 28, 2018

Haines 4th of July Special Feature

Grand marshal honor goes to Lucy Harrell The Haines Fourth of July organizing committee has planned...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 21, 2018

University approves moving ahead with Haines timber sale

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has directed staff to proceed with negotiations for a timber sale in the Haines area, with final contract...

 

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