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  • JUNEAU — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan on Monday, nearly two weeks after the hard-fought election. Begich said he congratulated Sullivan, a former state attorney general and natural resources commissioner, and urged him “to adopt a bi...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:00pm
  • JUNEAU — A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in Southcentral Alaska....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:22pm
  • JUNEAU — BP Alaska, a major player in the state’s oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year.BP’s business in Alaska will be smaller because of the previously announced sale of its interests in four North Slope oil fields to Hilcorp,...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:19am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Division of Insurance has approved rate increases of up to 40 percent for individuals who bought health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.Roughly 10,000 Alaskans receive federal subsidies to help pay their premiums, and increases for those individuals...

    Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:13am
  • JUNEAU — The decision Alaska voters make on an oil-tax referendum next month could have implications for a proposed liquefied natural gas project, the senior project manager said Tuesday, a point deemed a scare tactic by one state lawmaker. In an interview, manager Steve Butt said the state and co...

    Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:41am
  • JUNEAU — The chief of staff for the Alaska Veterans Affairs Health Care System said last week that recruitment of doctors and nurses is one of the biggest challenges the system faces. Cynthia Joe said this challenge isn’t exclusive to the VA in Alaska. But Alaska has no medical school, and while...

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:02am
  • JUNEAU — A borough that sued the state over public school funding says municipalities are “coerced” into contributing to local districts, but Alaska compares it to other programs requiring local matches for state dollars....

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 8:16am
  • JUNEAU — A watchdog plans to review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s handling of a report on the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-premier salmon fishery in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region.Congressional requests and hotline complaints prompted the audit, Ashley Sellers-H...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:07pm
  • JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee advanced Gov. Sean Parnell’s plan for addressing the state’s pension obligation Tuesday, but the issue was not yet settled. As HB385 was moving from committee, Senate Finance was meeting on the opposite end of the fifth floor of the Capitol, discussing othe...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:01am
  • JUNEAU — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Thursday said legislative passage of a bill to raise Alaska’s minimum wage would guarantee that wages go up, while the outcome of a similar ballot initiative would be dependent on the whim of votes. Chenault, R-Nikiski, said most lawmakers he’s spoken wi...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:53am

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