Category: State

Amazon charges Alaskans sales tax

Residents in Alaska are starting to see sales tax on their purchases, something commonplace in the rest of the United States, but newly implemented here. Reports through Skagway confirmed that Amazon has started...

Tazlina set to replace Fairweather Ferry in May

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced that the Tazlina Ferry is set to replace the Fairweather in May. Late in 2018, AMHS had indicated that the Tazlina was going to be delayed until winter 2019. AMHS made the...

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.