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Tongass National Forest

Some tribal governments say Alaska Roadless Rule decision moving too fast

Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. Forest Service quietly hit another milestone in its ongoing efforts to consider building new roads in the Tongass National Forest. Last month, it received comments on an important document from cooperating groups.

The state has been providing feedback that could shape the outcome of the new rule, and so have Southeast Alaska tribes.

Alaska Republicans have adopted a new rule requiring those elected as party chair, vice-chair to have been registered Republicans for at least four years immediately preceding the election.

Warm, dry, windy weather is creating a fire hazard in Southeast Alaska's Tongass rainforest, where wildfires are uncommon.

Also in Southeast Alaska, the state's forecast for king salmon returns this season are double those of last year.

Alaskans are saying goodbye to their longest-serving representative; Carl Moses died at age 84.