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  • JUNEAU — A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and adversely affect Alaska Natives, whose culture is built around salmon....

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:18pm
  • JUNEAU — Rep. Beth Kerttula announced Tuesday that she is resigning from the Alaska Legislature for a fellowship with her alma mater, Stanford University. Her resignation will take effect Friday. She said she stepped down as minority leader Tuesday, which also was the opening day of the new legisl...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:12pm
  • By Becky Bohrer The Associated Press JUNEAU — Fall-back options, such as large cuts in capital budgets, imposing state sales or income taxes or cutting Permanent Fund dividends, may not eliminate future deficits, according to a newly released analysis by the Legislative F...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:11pm
  • An open house last Friday offered visitors a chance to tour the new Independent Living Center offices and take a peek inside the remodeled building that most recently was the Pioneer Building Pizzeria. Building owners Harmon and Polly Hall purchased the building at 265 E. Pioneer Ave. in 2012 from S...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:10pm
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission made the hard choice last week and slashed quotas in several areas. The quota for the commercial longline fishery in Alaska waters is 16.75 million pounds, a drop of 23 percent from 2013. Here is the commercial quota breakdown by area: • 2C, Sou...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:06pm
  • By Molly Dischner Morris News Service - Alaska  SEATTLE — Commercial and charter halibut fishermen on the Kenai Peninsula will see a reduced catch in 2014 under limits announced Jan. 17 at the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s annual meeting. The commissio...

    Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:47pm
  • Despite an interruption from nature, construction for the new $6 million Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Soldotna is on schedule with the completion date set for the end of September. A bald eagle nesting in the project area halted construction on the building for 45 days late last ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:52pm
  • JUNEAU — The group behind an effort to repeal Alaska’s oil tax law raised about $34,000 during the last three months of 2013. Vote Yes-Repeal the Giveaway ended the year with nearly $23,000 on hand. For the campaign so far, the group reported raising more than $100,000, according to its latest f...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:51pm
  • With the approval of two different applications required for the Central Peninsula Hospital expansion plan last week, the project is moving forward. The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services approved CPH’s Certificate of Need on Jan. 8 giving it the OK to build the 87,981-square...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:50pm
  • The Parnell administration remains committed to growing opportunity for Alaskans. As we look ahead to 2014, our economists forecast Alaska adding 1,500 jobs — 2,400 new private sector jobs, diminished some by a decline of 900 government jobs....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:49pm

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