• BP and ExxonMobil, two of the three major Prudhoe Bay field owners, have applied to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for an increase in the allowable volume of natural gas that can be produced and sold from the North Slope field. The AOGCC, a quasi-judicial state regulatory commission ...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:22am
  • The latest buzz around the Homer Farmers Market this week didn’t necessarily have anything to do with veggies. It was about the $1 per minute massages down at the Wilderness Wellness booth. With this hectic summer, some time in Erik’s massage chair is a high commodity....

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:21am
  • JUNEAU — Alaska’s two special sessions, held earlier this year as lawmakers struggled to agree on a state budget, cost more than $886,000, according to figures provided by the Legislative Affairs Agency. Jessica Geary, the agency’s finance manager, said Tuesday that some claims could still com...

    Thu, 08/06/2015 - 9:20am
  • Medical service areas, and the implications of their boundaries, drew the most debate from Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly members during their Tuesday night meeting....

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:42am
  • The Alaska Small Business Development Center will host one-day workshop on how to build a website next month. The fee is $65 and the online registration deadline is Aug. 10. Prepayment and preregistration are required through an online credit card system or by submitting cash or check at Alaska SBDC...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:40am
  • ConocoPhillips is getting out of the natural gas production business in Cook Inlet. The company has put its inlet gas assets up for sale and plans to open a data room for prospective buyers. However, the company’s liquefied natural gas plant at Nikiski is not included in the assets for sale, compa...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:40am
  • Collective bargaining between the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District and the Kenai Peninsula Education and Kenai Peninsula Education Support associations remains at an impasse. The three entities agreed on April 15 that hiring a mediator is necessary to negotiate the teacher and support staff c...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:39am
  • Do you know a small business that rocks leadership, ethics and organization? How about a local Alaska chamber of commerce known for its community involvement and excellent business reputation? What about an outstanding Alaskan whose contributions to Alaska go above and beyond?...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:38am
  • Conrad Daley, executive director of the Alaska Cannabis Growers’ Association, tried to get his organization a bank account for months, and has yet to keep one. Two months after finally securing an account with an Alaska KeyBank branch, he received an account closure notice from the bank’s Ohio h...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:38am
  • The man on the phone has a thick Indian accent. He says his name is James Mirrer and that he is calling from Microsoft technical support in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s received notification that there is a really dangerous virus on my computer. If I’m close to my computer, he assures me, he can h...

    Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:34am

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