• The FDA could require mandatory labeling for genetically engineered salmon as soon as March. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has lifted a nomination hold on the nomination of Dr. Richard Califf as U.S. Food and Drug Administration chief, saying the administration has guaranteed mandatory labeling requirements f...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:33am
  • ANCHORAGE — Marijuana business can expect a hefty square footage price for retail, cultivation and manufacturing leases within the Municipality of Anchorage once they open for business. On Wednesday, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board started accepting business license applications. In the meantim...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:31am
  • Local representatives of the Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project said that although their leaders have spoken of possible delays, employees of the project remain set on smaller steps before them. These steps include creating final drafts of impact reports and completing property acquisitions ...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:30am
  • JUNEAU — A regulatory board in Alaska on Wednesday began accepting applications for marijuana business licenses — the next step in setting up the state’s legal pot industry. Leif Abel has had the date marked on his calendar. He and his partners have been building a facility on the Kenai Penins...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:27am
  • City-owned Anchorage Municipal Light and Power and Chugach Electric Association agreed to purchase ConocoPhillips one-third interest in the Beluga River Unit gas field for a total of $152 million. Under the agreement ML&P will own 70 percent of the unit share and Chugach will take the remaining ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:34am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — State Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Myers has announced his retirement. He cited personal reasons for his decision in an email to department staff Tuesday. His retirement will be effective March 1. He says Deputy Commissioner Marty Rutherford will serve as acting commissioner. ...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:33am
  • It took the community of Homer to shape Clinton Edminster into the entrepreneur and nonprofit director he is now at age 25.  In January, Edminster received the Generation NEXT Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business award, an accolade which he credits to his Homer upbringing....

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:31am
  • Duff Mitchell is doing his damndest to get Alaska’s capital off of fuel oil. The director of Juneau Hydropower Inc. announced plans for a seawater-sourced district heat system for Downtown Juneau Feb. 9 at the Juneau Economic Development Council’s annual Innovation Summit. The science behind the...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:28am
  • The number of guides and guiding businesses in Alaska is staying stable but the percentage of nonresidents is still climbing. Since the state saw a drop in guide participation in 2009, the numbers have stabilized, according to the 2014 license and logbook data published by the Alaska Department of F...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:26am
  • Women in Alaska earned about 79.1 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earned in 2014, according to an analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The analysis, which compared the median weekly earnings for women in various careers across the state, found that women earned a median of $7...

    Thu, 02/18/2016 - 11:21am

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