Latest Juneau News

Correction: Fatal Plane Crashes-Average story

Nov. 4, 2019 5:02 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a story Nov. 3 about the rate of fatal airplane crashes in Alaska, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 2 percent of the nation's population live in Alaska. That figure is about .02 percent. A corrected version of the story is below: Rate of Alaska fatal plane crashes...

Matt Volz appointed AP's news editor for the Rockies region

Nov. 4, 2019 11:49 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Volz, a longtime correspondent and editor who has covered stories for The Associated Press from the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska, has been appointed Rocky Mountains news editor. From his base in Helena, Montana, Volz will work with all-formats teams of journalists in Colorado,...

Alaska to resume temporary ferry service to British Columbia

Oct. 17, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Marine Highway System is expected to resume ferry service to British Columbia, but only on two dates, officials said. The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said service to Prince Rupert has been scheduled Oct. 29 and Nov. 25, The Juneau Empire...

Feds propose opening biggest national forest to logging

Oct. 15, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments on a proposal that would exempt the country's largest national forest, in southeast Alaska, from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas. This option is listed as the preferred alternative by the agency in a draft...