Michael Fanelli, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
Many hourly employees already make more than minimum wage. But exempt salaried employees must be paid double that rate in Alaska.
Alaska recently banned hemp products with intoxicating THC. The hemp industry says its products are protected under federal law.
With the Bering Sea snow crab fishery closed for a second year, crabbers are trying to find ways to make up for lost income.
The family wants to hold employers more accountable for negligence, which could affect thousands of Alaskans working dangerous jobs.
The plan would bypass the dam and send water back down 11 of 12 miles of the Eklutna River. But some want to see the river fully restored.
Report says Alaska’s labor shortage isn’t going away, and employers need to do more to retain workers
State economist says as retention becomes increasingly difficult, good employers have an advantage. And technical trades are in high demand.
The NorthLink Aviation facility will allow cargo carriers to unload and clear customs in Anchorage, which could grow the city’s freight business.
The transfer station is a central point for the city’s garbage trucks and residents to dump trash, but also offers opportunities to divert landfill waste.
Jenna Wright, the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.'s new head, says the city needs to become more desirable and affordable to workers.
Alaskans are set to receive $1,312 payouts, but the Legislature still can’t agree on how to determine that number in the long term.
A new report from the state finds median rental costs climbed across the board, as much as 16% in one community.
The Backhaul Alaska program collected and recycled over 145,000 pounds of lead acid batteries and other e-waste from hard-to-reach communities last year.
The 8.5 megawatt solar array is expected to power about 1,400 homes, and has already begun feeding energy into the Matanuska Energy Association grid.
Women have been making inroads in the traditionally male-dominated industry, with female leaders apparently concentrated in Alaska.
Heather’s Choice makes premium dehydrated meals for hikers or anyone on the go, and is continuing to grow its presence in the Lower 48.
But the increase is small: "a whopping 0.3%," said Bill Popp, president and CEO of the Anchorage Economic Development Corp.
TOTE Maritime Alaska is now powering its ships with natural gas, cutting carbon and other pollutants
The company says it's the first in the world to convert a full fleet to run on the most environmentally friendly fuel available.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation will test the drinking water in 193 Alaska Native villages starting this fall.
In the wake of canceled cruise stops, Valdez official says businesses should focus on in-state tourism
A local official said cruise lines have a history of abrupt cancellations, so tourism companies should cater to more reliable Alaskan visitors.
Alpine Fit was recently named women-owned business of the year - the owner credits the accolade to their contributions to domestic apparel manufacturing.