Oil is at the heart of Alaska’s economy, and the price per barrel a leading indicator of its health.
So with the price of oil crashing, what happens now?
Gunnar Knapp with the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Cliff Groh of the nonpartisan public policy organization Alaska Common Ground will explain Alaska’s fiscal crisis, what we can do about it. They’ll also take your questions.
Join us for Forum@360: How Tumbling Oil Prices Affect Everything in Alaska at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 at 360 Egan Drive in Juneau.
Jeremy Hsieh hosts.
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- While this particular virus isn’t doing widespread damage, its emergence opens the door for other viruses to pop up between oceans.
- The Alaska Marine Highway System recently deployed the Tazlina to restore winter service to some Southeast communities. But the ferry can’t serve Angoon right now — its ramp is broken.
- The Juneau Police Department reports that two people have died in a single-car crash near Cohen Drive Thursday morning. Additionally, two people who were in the car were medevaced out of Juneau.
- With this project, Alaska transportation officials are relying more heavily on public dialogue from Juneau residents.