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  • A new partnership between Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, or ASMI, and Princess Cruise Lines will bring more Alaska seafood onboard Princess’ Alaska cruises. Princess Cruise Lines will serve a variety of Alaska cuisine onboard, including king crab, king salmon and fresh halibut. ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:19am
  • Once again the Kenai Peninsula Borough has been awarded “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for its budget. This is the 21st year that the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, or GFOA, has given the award to the borough, which annually demonstrates the s...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:18am
  • Enstar Natural Gas company has begun work on a gas transport pipeline alongside Bridge Access Road in Kenai. According to Enstar communications manager Lindsay Hobson, the 16-inch diameter pipeline will lie four to five feet underground and run four miles, connecting Enstar’s Cook Inlet facilities...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:16am
  • JUNEAU — A state Senate committee has advanced a bill that would exempt Alaska from daylight saving time, a measure that its sponsor said would be good for the health of state residents. The bill, from Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, would exempt Alaska from the annual time change beginning in...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:09am
  • ANCHORAGE — Walmart announced on Jan. 28 the launch of an in-store brand, The Alaskan, for sale in every Alaska Walmart Supercenter and 20 Washington stores, as well as 14 additional products of wild Alaska cod, salmon, rockfish, sole and crab to its general stock. The new items are on shelves jus...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:06am
  • The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has announced the appointment of Karen Zak as its new executive director. Zak is a 15-year resident and business owner in Homer and brings a wealth of knowledge of Homer and tourism industry, the chamber said Monday in a press release. “I love promo...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:01am
  • ANCHORAGE — Former Interior Gas Utility chair Bob Shefchik has taken the reins of the Interior Energy Project.  Shefchik notified IGU leadership and the Legislature Feb. 9 that he would be resigning from his post as the head of the utility board Feb. 10.  With Shefchik as the project lea...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:59am
  • The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is bringing its safety drill conductor workshop back to Homer Feb. 21 at the Bidarka Inn. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and covers cold water survival skills, man overboard recovery, flooding control, firefighting, abandon ship ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:56am
  • The turnaround in Cook Inlet oil and gas production in recent years is one of the big success stories for Alaska. It has come at a hefty expense, however, to the state treasury. It turns out that inlet producers are being heavily subsidized by the state of Alaska, consultants to the state Legislatur...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:51am
  • JUNEAU — The Juneau Assembly has tripled a tax on cigarettes, with the intent that people will think twice before shelling out more than $10 for 20 smokes. The Assembly on Monday night approved increasing the local tax to $3 a pack, up from the current $1. With an existing 5 percent sales tax and ...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:27pm

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