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Juneau Assembly could tap capital projects to address shortfall

Juneau Assembly could tap capital projects to address shortfall

The assembly last week requested a list of capital projects that could be delayed or downsized to free up money for operations.

Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals

Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals

The Department of Energy is looking for research proposals that could advance what’s known about methane hydrates, a potential new source of fossil fuel.

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

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

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

Bill would allow landlords to garnish PFDs

Bill would allow landlords to garnish PFDs

A bill that would allow landlords to garnish tenants’ Permanent Fund dividends to pay for repairs is headed for a full House vote.

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for Alaska

ConocoPhillips exec: Current oil tax structure is good for Alaska

Scott Jepsen with ConocoPhillips Alaska says the oil tax cut approved by lawmakers last year improved the business climate in the state.

Forest Service plans improvements to Lena Beach, West Glacier & Treadwell

Forest Service plans improvements to Lena Beach, West Glacier & Treadwell

Public comment on projects to Lena Beach Recreation Area, the West Glacier Spur Road and Treadwell Ditch Trail are due in a week.

Letter calls on SEAPA, assemblies to “cease and desist”

Letter calls on SEAPA, assemblies to “cease and desist”

The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted to postpone discussion of a letter that questions how the transfer of the Tyee Hydroelectric Facility has been handled.

Coghill: Reluctance to move on minimum wage bill

Coghill: Reluctance to move on minimum wage bill

Senate Majority Leader John Coghill says there’s probably reluctance among senators to move forward on a bill to raise Alaska’s minimum wage.

Why Alaska women earn less and what they can do about it

Why Alaska women earn less and what they can do about it

State Labor Economist Caroline Schultz says occupation and industry selection is the main reason behind the pay gap.

Alaska Dispatch buys Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Dispatch buys Anchorage Daily News

McClatchy says it was not planning to sell, but saw the advantages after the Dispatch approached the company