• JUNEAU — Nearly 10,000 state employees were set to receive layoff notices as the legislative impasse over a state spending plan wore on Monday. Gov. Bill Walker went so far as to offer the services of a mediator to help lawmakers come to terms....

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:31am
  • New “telemedicine” technology going onto area ambulances transmits patients’ vital signs from the ambulance to the hospital’s computer server, using the same technology and infrastructure as mobile phone signals. If the ambulance goes through an area that lacks cell-phone coverage, the devic...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:30am
  • Dr. Dale Trombley, like a growing number of doctors, has found a way to cut his costs while providing what’s become an unfamiliar concept: a doctor who knows his patients. “It’s nice to have a healthcare provider who knows you, who knows your issues, who watched you grow up,” said Trombley, ...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:23am
  • The pipeline proposed by the Alaska LNG project would bring North Slope natural gas to liquefaction and export facilities being considered for construction in Nikiski. Where the liquefied natural gas, LNG, could go from Nikiski is still to be determined, but its potential destinations increased on F...

    Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:12am
  • Rents for some residents of Kenai’s Vintage Pointe senior housing will rise, as well as fees at the city boat launch during the personal-use fishery. The Kenai City Council passed, with several amendments, a resolution to implement fee schedule changes recommended by city administrators in Kenai...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:32pm
  • The U.S. Coast Guard responded to a fuel spill near Port Graham on Saturday. Several agencies responded to an area in southeastern Cook Inlet after getting a report of a landing craft with a punctured fuel tank on board, according to a Saturday media release. The 116-foot landing craft was being pil...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:31pm
  • Homer Electric will be working in Homer and Soldotna this summer on a project that will improve the reliability and extend the life of underground cable....

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:30pm
  • JUNEAU — The Alaska House Finance committee introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow a multibillion-dollar draw from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve as a stepping stone to a complete operating budget. The earnings reserve is where Permanent Fund Dividend checks come from. A deputy commission...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:29pm
  • The proposed Cook Inlet Harbor Safety Committee is another step closer to reality. After writing and receiving comments on a draft charter, the group’s convening committee is searching for another essential organizational element: members....

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:28pm
  • BY DJ SUMMERS Morris News Service - Alaska  The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation released financial results for the month ending March 31 at its quarterly meeting in Anchorage on May 19. The corporation’s fiscal year ends June 30. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corporati...

    Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:27pm

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