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  • How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state’s notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part of an effort to scrutinize all expenditures and minimize the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit. Walker’s administrative order stopped work on a roa...

    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:18pm
  • The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter, said Reuben Yost, deputy commissioner of the state Transportation Department, during a Dec. 12 Marine Transportation Advisory Boar...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:27pm
  • The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter, said Reuben Yost, deputy commissioner of the state Transportation Department, during a Dec. 12 Marine Transportation Advisory Boar...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:27pm
  • The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter, said Reuben Yost, deputy commissioner of the state Transportation Department, during a Dec. 12 Marine Transportation Advisory Boar...

    Wed, 12/24/2014 - 4:27pm
  • The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sold its stake in Kenai Offshore Ventures for $25.6 million and the Endeavour jack-up rig is on its way out of Cook Inlet, the authority announced Nov. 14. KOV plans to move the Endeavour next week on a heavy lift vessel to South Africa for use ...

    Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:39pm
  • Bankrupt Buccaneer Energy Ltd. is demanding more than $20 million from the state of Alaska, days after appearing to sell its remaining assets. The Australia-based independent filed a motion Oct. 30 to compel the state to pay tax credits it claims it is owed under the Alaska’s Clear and Equitable S...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:09pm
  • Health care spending leveled off for the state of Alaska in the last fiscal year, bucking a trend of dramatic cost increases over the previous decade. “We’re expecting the (health care) cost trend for fiscal year 2014 will be pretty flat and we’re hoping that will continue into 2015 with even ...

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:47am
  • A horrific crime brought Miriam Aarons and Mao Tosi together. On Oct. 23, the pair of community organizers will share a message of collaboration as co-keynote speakers at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage. “I never thought in a million years I would ever be an AFN co-keynote...

    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:36am
  • Alaska’s newest ferries will be the first made in the state after all.Gov. Sean Parnell announced an agreement Sept. 20 between the state and Vigor Alaska to construct two Alaska Class ferries at Vigor’s Ketchikan shipyard.Vigor Alaska estimated in a company release that the pair of 280-foot Ala...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:18pm
  • There is a new suitor for Buccaneer Energy’s Alaska assets and a tangled web of legal challenges continue for the bankrupt independent producer. Miller Energy Resources Inc. announced its intent to spend $40 million to $50 million on “substantially all” of Buccaneer’s Alaska holdings in a Se...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:59pm

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