Category: State

Fall/winter ferry schedule expected out in mid-July

By Larry Persily The Alaska Marine Highway System expects to have its draft fall/winter 2019/2020 schedule available for public comment in mid-July — about six weeks later than last year due to budget uncertainty. Gov. Mike...

State will tie up Columbia after Sept. 4

By Larry Persily  While Alaska communities wait for the governor to decide on any vetoes to the state operating budget, which could include deeper cuts to the ferry system, officials already have decided to take the largest...

State wants assessment of needed repairs at ore terminal

By Leigh Armstrong  With the anticipated reopening of the Minto Mine, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is looking for a repairs assessment and maintenance plan for the state-owned ore terminal. It...

Alaska cities and boroughs learning to tax online sales

By Lilly Milman The Skagway Borough has received its first sales tax return from Amazon, which started collecting tax on many of its orders delivered into Alaska communities, including Skagway, on Jan. 1. The amount of tax...

State seeks public comment on industrial hemp pilot program

By Leigh Armstrong  and Lilly Milman The Alaska Division of Agriculture is accepting public comment on proposed regulations for an industrial hemp pilot program. The division is working to identify the different types of...

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