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  1. Spike in shipping costs has Southeast businesses up in armsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | APRN

    Lisa Messmer works for a furniture store in the small island town of Wrangell. Earlier this year, she received an email with the heading: freight rate increases.


  2. As Medicaid funds dry up, Wrangell and other rural hospitals are still receiving payments for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2018 | APRN

    The state is running short on money for Medicaid. Until the next fiscal year starts in July, hospitals and other health-care providers won't get paid for treating much of Alaska's low-income population.


  3. Petersburg celebrates Memorial Day weekend derby-freeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | APRN

    Mickey Knight, center, and Dick Eide, right, inspect Eide's 37.2 pound second place king at a derby weigh in station in North Harbor in 2016. Memorial Day weekend was quieter than past years for several small towns in Southeast.


  4. SEARHC looking to pay between $25 to $40 million for new Wrangell hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | APRN

    Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is continuing forward in acquiring Wrangell's hospital. The Native nonprofit plans to build and operate a new hospital in the island town within the next three years.


  5. Ferries fully funded in operating budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | APRN

    Propellers shine as the Matanuska awaits repairs in 2014. It will get new engines and drive systems this year.


  6. Sealaska offers burial, cremation assistance to shareholdersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | APRN

    Sealaska Board Chairman Joe Nelson poses at corporate headquarters in Juneau after he was elected to the position in June 2014. Nelson announced a new shareholder burial assistance program on Monday.


  7. Despite governor's request, legislators question pricier option for Wrangell cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | APRN

    A backhoe digs up part of the old Byford Junkyard in Wrangell in 2014. After removing old cars, oil drums and other trash, the state is treating and moving contaminated soil to a rock quarry south of town.


  8. New bill would change ferry system managementRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2018 | APRN

    The ferry Malaspina sails out of Juneau's Auke Bay terminal in 2012. It's one ship in a shrinking, aging marine highway fleet.


  9. Alaska recyclers find new overseas marketsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2018 | APRN

    Cardboard and plastics pile up at the Juneau Recycling Center on April 28. Some recyclables are no longer accepted by China, one of the world's largest buyers. Almost a year ago, recycling businesses in China announced plans to stop buying mixed paper and some types of plastic containers.


  10. Former ferry Taku headed to the scrapyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | APRN

    Rob Alley plays the bagpipes as a send-off for the ferry Taku as it departs Ketchikan's Ward Cove on March 13, 2018. Alley first arrived in Alaska aboard the Taku in 1992.


  11. Wrangell gets first pot dispensaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | APRN

    Wrangell's first marijuana dispensary opened this week. Happy Cannabis owner Kelsey Martinsen says he's been working towards opening day for about two years.


  12. Wrangell cancels it's 65-year-old King Salmon DerbyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2018 | APRN

    Due to record low Chinook forecasts and state restrictions, Wrangell canceled its annual King Salmon Derby for the first time. Wrangell has held the longest king derby in Southeast Alaska, lasting a whole month.


  13. Sealaska Corp. doubles April payout to shareholdersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | APRN

    Sealaska directors on Friday approved a spring distribution totaling $23 million. The amount paid to each shareholder depends on the class of their shares.


  14. Alaska Senate passes Stedman's sea otter resolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | APRN

    The Alaska Senate passed a resolution Wednesday calling on the federal government to take steps to increase the harvest of sea otters in Southeast Alaska. It asks the federal government to transfer management responsibility to the state government or National Marine Fisheries Service, instead of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


  15. Forest Service official says fighting Lower 48 wildfires is cutting into Alaska forest servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | APRN

    Idaho's 2016 Pioneer Fire is one of an increasing number of wildfires in national forests. The cost of fighting such blazes is cutting into other U.S. Forest Service programs, including those in Alaska.


  16. Can Southeast share the wealth of tourism growth?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | APRN

    Passengers walk a downtown Juneau dock where three cruise ships are tied up June 11, 2017. A little more than 1 million people rode ships to Alaska that summer.


  17. Industry leaders say salmon initiative would hinder developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | APRN

    A panel of industry leaders took up timber, mining and other topics Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, during the Southeast Conference Mid Session Summit in Juneau. Josh Kindred of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, right, spoke against the Stand for Salmon initiative.


  18. Mallott lambasts Juneau's annexation bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | APRN

    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott addresses the Southeast Conference Mid Session Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Juneau. He urged capital city leaders to talk more with its neighbors about annexation plans.


  19. WCA gets $600,000 to upgrade native homes in WrangellRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2018 | APRN

    A Wrangell tribe has received federal money to upgrade things like heating, plumbing and roofing for houses and trailers in Wrangell. It's accepting applications from Native homeowners through the end of next month.


  20. Ferry Columbia out for repairs at least one weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2018 | APRN

    The state ferry Columbia is out for the week due to damage to its bow thruster. Sailings on the state ferry Columbia are cancelled this week.


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