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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Members of the public wait to share their thoughts on the governor’s budget to the House Finance Committee at the Alaska State Capitol on Friday, March 22, 2019. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire)
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Dozens of people told lawmakers they’re ready to give to the state.

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Peninsula resident Willow Kitchens tests out the Da Vinci Xi surgery robot during the Community Health Fair at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska, on March 23, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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A technician from Anchorage Solar installs vertical solar panels at the new location for River City Books in Soldotna on Saturday. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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People were also able to get an up-close look at the solar panels being installed

A Peninsula Community Health Services representative takes a selfie with a potential new hire during the Peninsula Job Fair at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex in Soldotna, Alaska, on March 21, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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150 people attended the job fair within the first hour

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt, left, is underway in formation with the littoral combat ship USS Independence on the final leg of its three-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego. The USS Zumwalt arrived in Ketchikan Saturday. (Courtesy Photo |U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume)
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Sitka Tribe gears up for legal battle

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