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EDITORIAL: FAA needs to expedite rules for unmanned aircraft

When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos dazzled “60 Minutes” interviewer Charlie Rose a while back with his supposed plan to deliver products with drone aircraft, he glossed over the obstacles that stand in his way.

Alaska class ferry design complete, construction upcoming

The first pieces of the newest state ferries should start to come together late this summer if all continues to go as planned, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost told the Senate Transportation Committee April 15.

Cruise ship staging area will be ready for first arrivals

JUNEAU — The staging area at the city cruise ship docks downtown is near the end of a major overhaul and should be ready by the time the first ship reaches the docks in a few weeks.

Group wants to ship crude oil through Skagway’s port

JUNEAU— Alaskans know Valdez as the state’s oil port of choice, but an independent Yukon oil producer is planning to make Skagway No. 2 on the list of Alaska oil ports.

Senate approves new finance plan for Knik Arm Crossing

The Senate passed the latest Knik Arm Crossing financing plan April 12 despite concerns voiced by some Democrats about traffic projections and spending habits involving the long-awaited and debated mega project.

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Cruise ship staging area will be ready for first arrivals

JUNEAU — The staging area at the city cruise ship docks downtown is near the end of a major overhaul and should be ready by the time the first ship reaches the docks in a few weeks.

Tourism expected to hold the line in 2014

It’s almost time for the rush of family and friends from the Lower 48, and Alaska’s tourism industry leaders are expecting a good, but not great, 2014 visitor season.

Southeast Alaska guides prep for strong king salmon season

Scientists are expecting Southeast Alaska’s marine waters to fill with king salmon this summer — and fishing guides are among those angling for a boost to their businesses as a result of the strong forecasts.

Bed tax numbers, 2014 visitor outlook strong

Hotels, lodges, and bed and breakfasts in the state’s major destinations had a healthy year in 2013 based on preliminary bed tax results.

Cruisers rebound to pre-recession peak of 1M visitors

 

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