On this month’s Halo-Halo Chef’s Talk segment, KTOO Community Reporting Fellow Tasha Elizarde sits down one-on-one with Rachel Carrillo Barril, Head Chef at In Bocca Al Lupo, to discover her Filipino roots and how she made her way to being one of the top chefs in Juneau.
Trump uses executive pen to chip away at Obamacare
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday that aims to allow more insurance options. The plan is intended to lower costs, but critics warn it could hurt those who need insurance most.
U.S. economy generated 156,000 jobs in August, short of estimates
The Labor Department also cut previous estimates for job growth in June and July by 41,000.
White House cheers numbers on jobs, border crossings
The Trump administration got some encouraging signals this week: an employment report shows solid job growth, while illegal border crossings fell sharply.
Anchorage assembly member fined over child labor violations
An Anchorage Assembly member John Weddleton, who owns comic book business Bosco’s, is facing fines for child labor violations. The penalties are less about any malicious intent than clerical errors and a misunderstanding over the definition of a dumpster.
Millions To Be Eligible For Overtime Under New Obama Administration Rule
Starting Dec. 1, employees earning less than about $47,000 a year will qualify for overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. The move will affect more than 4 million workers.
Job Growth Might Be Slowing Overall — But It’s Surging For New College Grads
Congratulations to the Class of 2016! They are graduating into the best job market in a decade, especially for those with degrees in business, technology or engineering.
Sure, There’s More Hiring. But When Will Wages Rebound?
The latest jobs report showed a surprisingly strong hiring surge, with employers adding 242,000 jobs last month. But a pinch in earnings and hours disappointed those looking for a pickup in paychecks.
More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down ‘Misery’ — So Where’s The Joy?
With unemployment dropping, the “misery index” is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren’t Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.