• Months of renovations and $2 million later, PRL Logistics Inc. CEO Ron Hyde said he expects to be open for business in Kenai in about a month. “As we’ve continued to watch Cook Inlet and seeing this surge in activity, it just really made sense to start making plans to support work down here for ...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:17pm
  • JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee unveiled a $1.9 billion capital budget Monday, which co-chair Kevin Meyer said was in keeping with the goal of a smaller state infrastructure budget....

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:10am
  • JUNEAU — A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project on Monday announced it was giving its shares away to two Alaska charitable organizations, at least one of which belongs to a larger group that has come out publicly against the project. London-based mining company R...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:08am
  • The Kodiak seine fleet is embarking on a new fishery to test the viability of catching pollock with that gear type, a species that is generally caught with trawl gear. The fishery will take place in state waters, within three miles of shore, under a special “commissioner’s permit” issued by th...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:06am
  • JUNEAU — The House Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. The committee introduced HB383 at the request of House Speaker Mike Chenault, who was a lead sponsor of a measure pa...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:05am
  • ANCHORAGE — An online competitor announced plans Tuesday to buy Alaska’s largest daily newspaper. Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the online newspaper the Alaska Dispatch, will purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million. The sale is expected to...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:04am
  • The Homer Legislative Information Office will participate in the following two teleconferences. The Homer LIO is located at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. For more information, contact Charlene, 235-7878. • Friday, 3:30 p.m.: Information hearing on Alaska coal and coal technology, listen only. • Saturday, ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:05pm
  • Gearing up for its fifth season, the Seldovia Bay Ferry has announced it will begin operation May 23 and continue through Sept. 2. The 150-passenger M/V Kachemak Voyager will provide quick, 45-minute trips between Homer and Seldovia twice a day. Operating Thursday through Monday, the ferry will run ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:04pm
  • During the Affordable Care Act’s enrollment period, which began Oct. 1 and ended March 31 for coverage starting in 2014, uninsured Alaskans obtained health insurance though the ACA’s Marketplace. With the deadline passed, certified application counselors at SVT Health and Wellness will continue ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:52am
  • JUNEAU (AP) — The head of the state’s largest labor union said his organization would oppose any move by lawmakers to raise the minimum wage ahead of a vote by Alaskans, fearing legislators will gut the law like they did 12 years ago. Under Alaska law, if lawmakers pass a bill that is “substan...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:47am

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