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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

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.

Big change in tribal leadership coming

Big change in tribal leadership comingFour people are running for president of Southeast’s largest tribal organization.

Senate boosts Southeast project funding

Senate boosts Southeast project fundingSoutheast Alaska could get another $27 million from this year’s capital budget.

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.

Sealaska spring dividends reflect zero corporate earnings

Sealaska spring dividends reflect zero corporate earningsThe Sealaska regional Native corporation does not appear to be making much – if any – money.

End in sight for Yakutat homicide trial

End in sight for Yakutat homicide trialRobert Kowalski trial closing arguments planned for as soon as Tuesday

“Explosive” testimony excluded as evidence

“Explosive” testimony excluded as evidenceNew opinion about Lorraine Morin's injuries unfairly introduced during Robert Kowalski's homicide trial

Legislature OKs $5.8 million in Capitol repairs

Legislature OKs $5.8 million in Capitol repairsThe need for major repairs has been well documented, punctuated by the occasional chunk of falling masonry.