The Funny River wildfire is now 46% contained, meaning fire breaks that flames likely cannot cross surround nearly half the fire.
Alaska Congressman Don Young amended the Maguson-Stevens Act as it moved through the U.S. Natural Resources Committee,to allow subsistence fishermen a voice on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.
The board of directors of the regional Native corporation Sealaska named Anthony Mallott as president and CEO. He's the son of former CEO and long-time board member Byron Mallott, who's running for Governor.
Veteran freelance journalist Bob Tkacz has died, apparently of natural causes. Tkacz covered the Legislature, specializing in the commercial fishing and seafood industries. He was 61.