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  • ANCHORAGE — Six Alaska Native corporations have pledged at least $500,000 to fight efforts to repeal the state’s new oil tax structure. The coalition, “No One on One,” is joining other business-supported organizations in opposing the referendum, scheduled for the August primary ballot. Anoth...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:21pm
  • NOME (AP) — Western Alaska fishermen hoping for improved king salmon runs in 2014 will be disappointed again, according to biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The department is forecasting another dismal year for kings and has scheduled meetings in Unalakleet, Shaktoolik, and K...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:20pm
  • A record number of drill rigs were at work on the North Slope this winter. According to weekly working rig data compiled by Baker Hughes Inc., drilling reached a peak of 17 rigs during the week of Feb. 28, traditionally the busiest time for the North Slope. Baker Hughes, which has compiled national ...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:20pm
  • Several northern communities should see more vessel traffic and infrastructure work this summer as construction of a new submarine fiber optic network continues. Arctic Fibre is a Canadian entity building a new telecommunications network from Japan to Britain, with Anchorage company Quintillion part...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:18pm
  • A company that hopes to build underwater river turbines as a clean power alternative to diesel in Alaska villages has unveiled a prototype due to be tested in July. Ocean Renewable Power Co., based in Portland, Maine, showed off its RivGen Power System last week in Anchorage. The device built with b...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:16pm
  • In April, dozens of local citizens, businesses, non-profits and government agencies came together to participate in the Ninth Annual Electronics Recycling Event, a program of Cook Inletkeeper.  Electronic waste is the fastest growing segment of our nation’s waste stream. Electronics may be sa...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:15pm
  • Greetings from the Homer Chamber of Commerce. In May, we kicked off the 28th annual Jackpot Halibut Derby and want to remind you that when visiting friends and relatives ask if it’s “worth it” to spend $10 on a derby ticket, make sure you give a resounding “YES”!...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:14pm
  • The night before the last Market the wind howled and even snow fell, an abrupt reminder that this May was unseasonably warm and not to be taken for granted.  And though the day was brisk and windy down at the Homer Farmers Market, vendor booths were still stocked with lush greens, garlic and on...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:33pm
  • Buccaneer Energy, an independent Cook Inlet explorer with high hopes but skimpy resources, saw those hopes come crashing down May 31. The company filed for bankruptcy protection that day in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in south Texas. The company has been fighting a rear-guard action on finances almost s...

    Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:28pm
  • Alaska needs 7,500 trained, highly skilled oil and gas workers to meet industry demand by 2018, according to a new report produced by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development....

    Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:08pm

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