• 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
  • JUNEAU — A House committee’s rewrite of Gov. Sean Parnell’s education bill includes additional money for schools but also a plan for addressing the teachers’ retirement system that has raised concerns with Parnell administration officials. Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell said she was very...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:46am
  • JUNEAU — House Speaker Mike Chenault on Monday said he plans to propose allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska....

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:45am
  • Dr. Ross Tanner of the Diabetes and Lipid Clinic of Alaska will present on managing diabetes and pre-diabetes at 6 p.m. April 10 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Seminar Room. Participants will learn ways to manage diabetes and pre-diabetes with diet, exercise and medications, and lear...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:42am

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