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  • An Alaska lawmaker wants to eliminate the program that provides tax credits for films produced in Alaska. However, the bill, from Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, would not get rid of the state film production office. The state’s film production tax credit program was created in 2008. It allowed film...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:07pm
  • The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has kicked off a short, 15-day comment period for people to weigh in on the proposed Chuitna coal mine across Cook Inlet that would result in a strip mine through the Chuitna watershed. The mine is being proposed by PacRim, a Delaware corpo...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:06pm
  • JUNEAU — Major transportation projects are being put on hold, or remain in limbo, as the state of Alaska deals with the fallout of declining oil prices and the changing priorities of a new administration. But other projects, such as the recent $25 million Brotherhood Bridge replacement project in ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:06pm
  • BlueCrest Energy plans to resume drilling at the Cosmopolitan oil and gas deposit near Anchor Point this summer, BlueCrest CEO Benjamin Johnson said. The company, based in Fort Worth, Texas, has signed a Memorandum of Terms with WesPac Midstream LLC to help finance development of gas resources at Co...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:04pm
  • State geologists have increased the amount of natural gas they believe can be economically produced from known fields in Cook Inlet.  In a recent study, the state Division of Oil and Gas concluded there may be 440 billion cubic feet more gas in the inlet’s gas fields than previously estimated...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:04pm
  • JUNEAU — Alaska’s minimum wage increased to $8.75 an hour Tuesday, giving a pay increase to thousands of workers. Voters in November overwhelmingly approved raising the minimum wage from $7.75 per hour to $8.75 per hour, effective Jan. 1. Because the state constitution calls for ballot measures ...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:03pm
  • Gov. Bill Walker’s shakeup of the Alaska Board of Fisheries is off to a rough start.  Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is currently investigating Roland Maw — nominated by Walker to a seat on the board to replace former chair Karl Johnstone — over holding resident licenses in Montana whi...

    Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:01pm
  • Southern Kenai Peninsula residents will be able to testify by teleconference on Kenai Peninsula Borough Ordinance 2015-02, prohibiting the operation of marijuana cultivation facilities in the area of the borough outside of cities, during the Borough Assembly’s Tuesday meeting. A teleconference sit...

    Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:31am
  • There will be a Christian women’s conference next weekend at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer.  The two-day event is being coordinated by women from different churches in Homer and Anchor Point, but with a common goal — encouraging other women in their faith....

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:19pm
  • A Kenai man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for causing the death of a Washington, D.C., tourist killed in a 2010 Memorial Day weekend car crash near Anchor Point.  Kenai Superior Court Judge Anna Moran sentenced Alfred Jones, 51, to 13 years with three years suspended on a manslaughte...

    Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:18pm

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