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  • Fishing has always been a favorite pastime of Alaskans, and now, thanks to a former Kenai Peninsula resident, it can be done more safely. Alexandra West, a 2007 Skyview High School graduate who is now an engineer-in-training for PND Engineers Inc. in Anchorage, has recently been awarded a patent for...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:33pm
  • Oodalolly, the new home decor store that opened just over three weeks ago in the space where Blackbeary Bog used to be, is a new twist on the old classic. Decorative star lights glisten in the windows, bookshelves are laden with colorful trinkets, and tastefully arranged placards and clusters of gla...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:28pm
  • The newly elected “unity team” of Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have received praise from all sides about their inclusive transition team of 250 Alaskans from all walks of life and all areas of expertise, open to the public and press. The fisheries component was by...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:18pm
  • JUNEAU — In his first speech after taking office, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said his administration would begin work immediately to expand Medicaid in the state. Walker took the oath of office Monday in Juneau — becoming the state’s first governor not affiliated with a political party — on a B...

    Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:14pm
  • The Statewide Broadband Task Force has released its final plan and recommendations for deploying high speed broadband across the state. The report outlines key findings and offers recommendations to reach the goal of providing every Alaska household access to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) of broadb...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:16pm
  • Need your deck repaired? New screen door installed? Until Jan. 1, these minor jobs can be performed by anyone — no registration or bond required. However, starting in 2015, all construction contractors will require registration and bonding, regardless of the size or type of work performed, accordi...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:16pm
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union members contributed more than $66,000 to support their community food banks during the annual Cash for Cans food drive.  The credit union and the Alaska USA Foundation teamed up for the annual Cash for Cans fundraiser, collecting cash donations at Alaska USA bran...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:14pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:10pm
  • JUNEAU — Just over a week before he is sworn in, Gov.-elect Bill Walker announced his first Cabinet picks — Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner. Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who mo...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:10pm
  • By Mark Thiessen The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — A superior court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska’s requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional fu...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:08pm

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