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Cruise ship Volendam to make unexpected stop in Juneau

Cruise ship Volendam to make unexpected stop in JuneauThe Holland America Line ship departed Japan for a stop in Kodiak, but had to divert due to bad weather in the Gulf of Alaska

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

Comment period opens for cruise waste permits

The state has developed a permit process based on new regulations for cruise ship waste water, and that permit process is now open for public comment.

Delta vs. Alaska: Dueling airlines benefit Juneau

Delta vs. Alaska: Dueling airlines benefit JuneauAlaska travel analyst Scott McMurren says the power of competition goes a long way in lowering airfares.

Douglas Inn: New look, old name

Douglas Inn: New look, old nameThe bar formerly known as PP’s Douglas Inn is returning to an old name – Louie’s Douglas Inn – and receiving a full remodel.

Spill prevention and response funding bill dies

Spill prevention and response funding bill diesA bill to address funding shortfalls for a state hazardous spill cleanup program died in a legislative committee Monday.

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.

Alaska Dispatch buys Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Dispatch buys Anchorage Daily NewsMcClatchy says it was not planning to sell, but saw the advantages after the Dispatch approached the company

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.