National Forest System Acting Deputy Chief Chris French speaks at a public informational meeting on Thursday on development of an Alaska-specific version of the national Roadless Rule. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

National Forest System Acting Deputy Chief Chris French speaks at a public informational meeting on Thursday on development of an Alaska-specific version of the national Roadless Rule. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

Skepticism at first Alaska Roadless Rule meeting

Path to opening up Tongass to more logging starts with series of 16 public meetings

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Rep. Kelly Merrick, R-Eagle River, speaks during a House Finance Committee meeting Saturday, July 20, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Senate approves ‘reverse sweep’ and capital budget bill

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                                A participant in the 2019 Disability Pride Celebration in Soldotna Creek Park tries his hand at the dunk tank Saturday.
Disability Pride Celebration draws a big crowd

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A de Havilland Beaver aircraft floats upside down near the mouth of Tutka Bay, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska, on Friday, July 19, 2019. The plane had an accident during takeoff with seven people on board. (Photo courtesy Robert Williams)
Anchorage flying service suspends operations after fatal floatplane accident near Homer

A Maryland man is dead and his child is in critical condition

The front facade of the relocated River City Books and Lucy’s Market in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
New location sits well for River City Books, Lucy’s Market

When the store’s lease at its previous location went unrenewed, it was time to look for a new home.

Sterling man sentenced in drug, money-laundering operation

Mark Norman Hanes, 52, was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Participants in last year’s Disability Pride Celebration smile for the camera at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska, Saturday, July 21, 2018. (Courtesy Nikki Marcano)
2nd annual Disability Pride Celebration kicks off Saturday

The event aims to connect the community with those who live with disabilities during a day of fun

No-cost measles vaccines available Saturday

Health and Social Services offers vaccinations in response to measles case.

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                                Firefighters and law enforcement officials pose during the first Guns and Hoses charity baseball game at Coral Seymour Memorial Park in Kenai in this undated photo.
Can-do crew takes on the boys in blue

3rd annual charity baseball game pits Nikiski firefighters against local law enforcement

The Swan Lake Fire can be seen from the East Fork Moose River bridge on Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Photo courtesy Robert Kuiper)
Southcentral campfire ban lifted for some areas

Applies to campfires on state, private and municipal lands; ban remains on federal lands

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