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Employers struggle with ballooning cost of workers’ comp medical bills

Employers in Alaska pay the highest workers compensation premiums in the country. And most of that cost goes toward medical claims.

Home Depot’s hiring initiative doesn’t mean much to Alaska

Home Depot’s hiring initiative doesn’t mean much to Alaska

Home Depot is hiring, but adding 270 seasonal jobs in Alaska is nothing new.

Preschoolers send valentines to Juneau Assembly

Preschoolers send valentines to Juneau Assembly

Juneau childcare workers are getting paid more and staying in their jobs longer than they were just a few years ago.

Construction spending expected to increase

Construction spending expected to increase

Spending on construction projects in Alaska is expected to increase this year according to the University of Alaska’s Institute of Social and Economic Research.

New proposal surfaces to develop Juneau subport property

New proposal surfaces to develop Juneau subport property

Imagine a high-end condominium tower on Juneau’s downtown waterfront, with space for retail and offices on the lower levels.

Empire reporter fired following disagreement with publisher

Empire reporter fired following disagreement with publisher

A former Juneau Empire reporter says she was fired when she refused to set up a meeting between the publisher and a legislator on a bill that affects newspapers.

Channel 2 News returns to Southeast

Channel 2 News returns to Southeast

The popular statewide news program will return to Sitka and Juneau TV stations in a few days

The aftermath of Hotel Impossible

The aftermath of Hotel Impossible

A former bar manager of The Alaskan Hotel & Bar is threatening a lawsuit. He says being featured on Hotel Impossible has caused serious problems to his life

Judge denies motion to immediately stop work on Juneau cruise ship docks

Judge denies motion to immediately stop work on Juneau cruise ship docks

Judge Louis Menendez says no to a temporary restraining order, but agrees to hear arguments over a preliminary injunction.

Assembly, BRH board to discuss severance packages

Assembly, BRH board to discuss severance packages

As much of the meeting as possible will be open, but some issues will be discussed in executive session.