In this Jan. 18 photo, George Chakuchin, left, and Mick Chakuchin walk on ice over the Bering Sea in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Motor vehicle offices across the U.S. have experienced high demand as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches for Real IDs, special licenses many will need to board domestic flights and enter military bases and some federal buildings, but in remote parts of the country, like rural Alaska, those ID cards may be harder to get. (AP Photo | Gregory Bull)

In Alaska, rural living complicates access to Real ID

In remote parts of the country, such as rural Alaska, the new ID cards can be harder to get.

In this Jan. 18 photo, George Chakuchin, left, and Mick Chakuchin walk on ice over the Bering Sea in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Motor vehicle offices across the U.S. have experienced high demand as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches for Real IDs, special licenses many will need to board domestic flights and enter military bases and some federal buildings, but in remote parts of the country, like rural Alaska, those ID cards may be harder to get. (AP Photo | Gregory Bull)

Senators weigh extending bond debt moratorium

Bond payments could come back, but at lower rates.

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                                The Alaska Marine Highway System’s MV Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Dec. 9, 2019.
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire 
                                The Alaska Marine Highway System’s MV Tazlina sits at the Auke Bay Terminal on Dec. 9, 2019.
Alaska Office of Management and Budget Director Neil Steininger speaks at the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall Thursday. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Office of Management and Budget Director Neil Steininger speaks at the Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall Thursday. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
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Chilkat Indian Village Vice President Jones Hotch Jr. gives public testimony Monday while Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, listens. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Chilkat Indian Village Vice President Jones Hotch Jr. gives public testimony Monday while Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, listens. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
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                                Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl and Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Bussiere, Commander for Alaskan Command, stand together following a day of meetings at SHI’s Walter Soboleff Building.

Setting it right: Military could apologize for bombarding Alaska Native villages

Three Southeast Alaska villages were bombarded by the military in the 1800s.

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                                Sealaska Heritage Institute President Rosita Worl and Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom Bussiere, Commander for Alaskan Command, stand together following a day of meetings at SHI’s Walter Soboleff Building.

Prince of Wales timber sale goes to court

Forest Service has sub-par statement, group says.