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Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languages

Alaska becomes the second state to officially recognize indigenous languagesDedicated supporters staged a 15 hour sit-in until the early this morning, when the measure passed the Alaska Senate on an 18-2 vote.

Coghill proposes change to Alaska Native languages bill

Coghill proposes change to Alaska Native languages billSen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, wants to create a new section in state statute for ceremonial languages

Alaska unemployment rate stays below national average

Alaska unemployment rate stays below national averageAlaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in March, up one-tenth of a percent from February

Alaska House sends Native languages bill to Senate

Alaska House sends Native languages bill to SenateThe Senate State Affairs Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 216 on Thursday

Juneau’s efforts to redraw flood maps produces results

Juneau’s efforts to redraw flood maps produces resultsThe city has been working with property owners and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to amend the flood maps.

Juneau Assembly could tap capital projects to address shortfall

Juneau Assembly could tap capital projects to address shortfallThe assembly last week requested a list of capital projects that could be delayed or downsized to free up money for operations.

Northrim Bank gives $35,000 to University of Alaska Southeast

Northrim Bank gives $35,000 to University of Alaska SoutheastThe donation is part of nearly $240,000 Northrim Bank is giving to the University of Alaska for business programs and economic research.

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for Alaska

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for AlaskaScott Jepsen with ConocoPhillips Alaska says the oil tax cut approved by lawmakers last year improved the business climate in the state.

Is Juneau’s budget shortfall as bad as it seems?

Is Juneau’s budget shortfall as bad as it seems?While an estimated $12 million shortfall may sound dire, the Juneau Assembly has nearly $20 million in savings to work with.

Kensington Mine gold production steady in first quarter of 2014

Kensington Mine gold production steady in first quarter of 2014The Kensington Mine near Juneau produced about 25,400 ounces of gold during the first three months of 2014, about the same as the first quarter of 2013.