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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Malaspina cruises through Tracy Arm as part of it's 50th Anniversary Golden Voyage in 2013. Proponents of the Alaska Marine Highway System who celebrated a recent funding add-back in the Legislature must play the waiting game again after a joint budget committee met Thursday.

Ferry budget add-backs reconsidered

Proponents of the Alaska Marine Highway System who celebrated a recent funding add-back in the Legislature must now play the waiting game again.

by KATIE MORITZ

Dog-loving lawmakers address pet custody

JUNEAU - Pets can get caught in the middle of messy human relationships, and some Alaska lawmakers want to ensure that the state protects them in law, not just practice.
MOLLY DISCHNER

Federal agency, Alaska businesses partner on whale program

JUNEAU — Southeast Alaska companies have agreed to participate in a program intended to help mitigate boats' impacts on whales. The National Marine Fisheries Service announced Thursday in a press release that it...

Anchorage police arrest suspect in kidnapping, sex assault

ANCHORAGE — A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with the sexual assault of an Anchorage woman, who also was kidnapped along with her children. Police say Dustin Badillo was taken into custody Thursday...

Veterans housing goes up for Ketchikan tribal members

KETCHIKAN — Three single-bedroom apartments may soon be available to veterans living in the Ketchikan Indian Community. The Ketchikan Daily News reported that a triplex building for veterans is under...

Former assemblywoman to join Interior Gas Utility board

FAIRBANKS — A former Fairbanks assemblywoman will join the board of directors for the Interior Gas Utility, which she helped create. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Nadine Winters joins the...

Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

ANCHORAGE - Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen have decided not to appeal a court ruling that found severe fishing restrictions on king salmon in Alaska trumped their cultural and spiritual rights, their attorney said Thursday.
RACHEL D'ORO

NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to follow its own risk assessment plan in the days leading up to a crash that killed four people outside the village of St. Mary’s.
Dan Joling
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