• JUNEAU — One of the two companies offering individual health insurance policies for Alaskans announced Monday that it will not be participating in that market next year. The announcement by Moda Health would leave Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield as the only company providing individual health insur...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:16am
  • It has been three weeks since legislation to scale back Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit program took a big step backwards to the House Rules Committee. In the meantime Rules chair Rep. Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage, has put forth two very similar versions of House Bill 247 that would all but eliminat...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:15am
  • The Marijuana Control Board enacted a policy decision April 27 that will hurry along the licensing process that has been slowed since the state started taking applications Feb. 24. The board voted 4-1 to allow its Executive Director Cynthia Franklin to declare license applications complete before st...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:14am
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska Marijuana Control Board has voted unanimously to ask the public to comment on draft regulations allowing recreational marijuana users to enjoy pot products inside retail stores. The regulations are the first of their kind in the United States and are a rough equivalent to the n...

    Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:12am
  • Ptarmigan Arts will host this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. The event will be from 5:30-7 tonight at the gallery, 471 E.  Pioneer Ave. This is an opportunity to enjoy some refreshments and networking after work. There will be plenty of door prizes.  For more inf...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:21am
  • Most state employees will give up some, but not all, pay increases in the latest round of union contracts before the Legislature for approval. Nearly 75 percent of executive branch employees will forgo cost of living allowance, or COLA, raises under the three-year agreements negotiated with the Labo...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:20am
  • Founded in 1974, Bay Welding Services and Bay Weld Boats has developed a reputation for building sturdy, seaworthy aluminum boats. While aluminum has its merits as marine material, it also presents a design challenge. How does a boat builder add some color and flair to shiny metal? The solution? Add...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:15am
  • ANCHORAGE (AP) — Consumer confidence has fallen to a five-year low as Alaksa continues to struggle with a weak oil sector, budget cuts and a contentious legislative session. The first quarter of 2016 is a low point for consumer optimism, which has fallen every quarter since the second half of 2014...

    Thu, 04/28/2016 - 11:05am
  • UFA announces  committee changes United Fishermen of Alaska announced changes to its Executive Committee, effective April 15.  UFA’s officers remain unchanged as Jerry McCune will continue to serve as UFA president, joined by Matt Alward as vice presiden...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:32am
  • Alaska Airlines keeps making news, seemingly for all the right reasons. The company announced a $4 billion deal to purchase Virgin America April 4, a deal that when finalized will make Alaska the fifth-largest domestic carrier. Spokesman Tim Thompson said to Anchorage Chamber of Commerce members Apr...

    Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:29am

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