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  • JUNEAU — While Alaskans hope for a rebound in oil prices, the state’s top revenue economist warned the Alaska Senate Finance Committee that even if prices rebound, they may not stay high for long. John Tichotsky, chief economist for the Tax Division of the Alaska Department of Revenue, told legi...

    Thu, 01/28/2016 - 11:46am
  • Wells Fargo announces new Homer business relationship manager  Wells Fargo has named Jess Sarsfield as a business relationship manager serving customers in Homer and the lower Kenai Peninsula, Wells Fargo announced in a press release. He will focus on meeting the financial need...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:08am
  • Rates paid by Homer Electric Association users will rise by 3.25 percent beginning Feb. 1. The Alaska Regulatory Commission, which permits rates charged by public utilities, allowed the rate raise on Friday. HEA Manager of Regulatory Affairs John Draves said the temporary increase will be in effect ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:08am
  • A South Peninsula Hospital employee has retired after 35 years of service.  Donna Glover began her career at South Peninsula Hospital in the early 1980s while participating in a vocational work program. Through her dedication and sheer determination she quickly proved herself to be a viable hel...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:07am
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been recognized as a leading lending institution for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program by Evergreen Business Capital. Alaska USA received the award for Top Alaska Community Lending Institution. Alaska USA’s commercial loan officer Joe D...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:05am
  • JUNEAU — On Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, and Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, climbed the steps of the Capitol together with smiles on their faces. They traded jokes and walked into the waiting office of Gov. Bill Walker, who extended his hand for a shake. “What’s the good ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:04am
  • JUNEAU — On Tuesday afternoon, Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, and Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, climbed the steps of the Capitol together with smiles on their faces. They traded jokes and walked into the waiting office of Gov. Bill Walker, who extended his hand for a shake. “What’s the good ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:04am
  • With the annual lease sale approaching and the Alaska LNG Project proposed to enter Cook Inlet, some groups are asking what oil and gas development may do to beluga whale habitat in the inlet. The Cook Inlet belugas, about 340 individuals as of 2014, migrate through upper Cook Inlet and cross throug...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:03am
  • Cook Inlet may have more oil and gas to give, but developing it could present a challenge. Though there is active development on oil fields in the northern Cook Inlet and one producer in the Cosmopolitan field near Anchor Point, there may be resources that are going unexplored in other parts of the ...

    Thu, 01/21/2016 - 10:02am
  • WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court appears ready to deliver a major setback to American unions as it considers scrapping a four-decade precedent that lets public-sector labor organizations collect fees from workers who decline to join. During more than an hour of oral arguments on Monday, the high cou...

    Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:03am

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