An industry advocate sees encouraging signs from holiday shopping, but says local businesses are still recovering from November’s snow storm closures.
Money given to villagers in Kenya has stronger benefits delivered as a lump sum, similar to Alaska PFDs, than it does as monthly payments.
Tourism Manager Alexandra Pierce says the cruise industry may be willing to discuss ship-free days, ship size limits or a daily visitor cap.
Longtime energy observer Larry Persily thinks Alaska will import natural gas to meet its needs, rather than building an in-state gas pipeline.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said the funds, largely intended to replace the ferry Tustumena, represent “a big, fat deal” for Alaskan ferry riders.
All legal gaming in Alaska benefits nonprofits, and the most popular form, pull-tabs, is played at more than 1,000 locations statewide.
The deal is smaller than mergers a decade ago. But regulators are already fighting another small merger — JetBlue’s proposal to buy Spirit Airlines.
Natural gas extraction in the Cook Inlet region has become more difficult, and utilities are considering importing it from outside Alaska.
A former tribal chief for the Native Village of Tetlin greenlit the mine and leased mineral exploration rights to a mining venture, now led by Kinross Alaska.
The combined airlines will be based in Seattle, after a deal nearly a year in the making. Hawaiian Airlines will retain its corporate branding.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks-led project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a push for domestic rare earth elements.
In the tele-town hall Tuesday night, Rep. Mary Peltola said she was nervous about what the merger could mean for grocery options in Alaska communities.
Room 1324 has seen this Alaska controversy play out for decades. This time, new characters changed the vibe.
Leaders of Alaska’s biggest utilities say they don’t want to risk investing in drilling, when imported LNG appears reliable and competitive.
Many hourly employees already make more than minimum wage. But exempt salaried employees must be paid double that rate in Alaska.
Employees at Bethel’s Wells Fargo, along with a branch in Albuquerque, N.M., filed paperwork to form a new union on Nov. 20.
For artists with small businesses, including two from Western Alaska, the holiday season kicks off well before the temperature starts to change.
"This year, we've really seen record levels of need at our partners. Many of them have said they are serving more people than ever before," said Cara Durr with the Food Bank of Alaska.
Retailers have begun rolling out deals days or even weeks ahead of one of the biggest shopping day of the year, enticing customers with early offers.
Assembly Chair Chris Constant, who is often politically at odds with the mayor, agreed with Bronson’s optimism about downtown Anchorage.
Ketchikan's fire chief, Rick Hines, says off-duty crew members are being paged to answer calls, with up to seven happening simultaneously last year.
Alaska recently banned hemp products with intoxicating THC. The hemp industry says its products are protected under federal law.
The plaintiffs argue that Judge Sharon Gleason made a mistake when she allowed work to proceed on ConocoPhillips' Willow project.
Alaska Beacon reporter James Brooks discussed the project, and the flexibility it could create for energy security on the Kenai Peninsula and beyond.
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