Soaring lumber prices could be a boon for Southeast Alaska’s struggling timber industry. The pandemic has fueled the demand for both renovations and the new home construction market, and supply has not kept up.
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Alaska has the highest level of state spending, but that’s not the whole story
The amount of proposed state spending directly controlled by the legislature was projected to be nearly 25 percent more per person than any other state in the current fiscal year.
Fish economist Gunnar Knapp retiring as head of ISER
Knapp said he’ll retire from the top position in June, but will continue to work part-time to continue his research and public outreach about the state’s budget deficit.