Ten Sealaska shareholders are challenging four incumbents for the regional Native corporation’s board of directors.
Alaska continues to add jobs to its seasonal economy. The preliminary statewide unemployment rate for April is 6 percent, the lowest since mid-2007. It dropped a full percentage point from April 2012. Nationally, unemployment last month was 7.5 percent. Once again, Juneau and the North Slope Borough boast the lowest rate in Alaska, at 4-point-4…
First quarter earnings reports were just issued by Juneau’s largest gold and silver miners. Coeur d’Alene Mines, operator of the Kensington Mine north of Juneau, announced that silver production declined about 22-percent from the same quarter last year. Total production was 3.8 million ounces. But gold production was up about 30-percent from the same quarter…
Icicle Seafoods closed its plant in Adak last month, but fisheries business on the island didn’t grind to a halt — fish buyers are moving in to fill the void left by the processor.
Juneau officials are keeping an eye on legislation making its way through Congress that would allow states to collect sales tax on online purchases.
A Southeast village Native corporation wants to export its cultural tourism expertise. It’s opened a consulting business to build on more than a dozen years in the business.
Alaska Airlines is installing passenger power outlets on many of its planes.
The Juneau-based regional Native corporation says in a press release that the event is like a Blessing of the Fleet at the beginning of fishing season.
A new non-partisan group seeking repeal of an oil tax cut has filed an application with the Division of Elections to begin a petition drive.
Oil companies operating in Alaska will enjoy lower state taxes on their production beginning next year, but what will the state get in exchange? That’s the question many are asking now that the Legislature has reworked the tax regime at the request of Gov. Sean Parnell, who believes it will spur the companies to boost…