Category: State

AMHS exploring options for crew quarters on Alaska Class Ferries

As the long-awaited roll-out of the first Alaska Class Ferry (ACF) approaches next spring, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is looking to add crew quarters to the Tazlina and Hubbard to expand the possibilities for service in the Lynn Canal.

Skagway unemployment at 3 percent for July

According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD), July 2018 employment was down by an estimated 0.3 percent, or 900 jobs, compared to July 2017.

Election Preview

Primaries for state office are approaching on Aug. 21. We reached out with questions to candidates running in the races for House of Representatives District 33 – the former seat of Rep. Sam Kito III – and to Senate District Q and the seat held by Dennis Egan, who is also choosing not to run again.

Feds nix Juneau Access while state moves for full ferry float replacement

After many back-and-forths between the state and the Municipality of Skagway regarding the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry float, amendments for the 2018-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) have changed the project from a planned refurbishment to a full replacement.

Legislature allows distilleries to serve cocktails

The alcohol distillery industry in Alaska has been consumed of late by a series of lengthy regulatory measures, particularly since August of 2017 where the Advisory Marijuana and Control Office (AMCO) released an advisory that prohibited the making of cocktails with off-site ingredients at distilleries.