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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

Kensington Mine gold production steady in first quarter of 2014

Kensington Mine gold production steady in first quarter of 2014

The 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.

Sealaska spring dividends reflect zero corporate earnings

Sealaska spring dividends reflect zero corporate earnings

The Sealaska regional Native corporation does not appear to be making much – if any – money.

Rio Tinto gives Pebble Mine stake to nonprofits

The mining conglomerate Rio Tinto announced this morning it is divesting its stake in Northern Dynasty, the owner of the proposed Pebble Mine.

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

Minimum wage bill introduced amid sponsor outcry

A bill that could supplant the minimum wage initiative has popped up in the Alaska Legislature.