Archive of: Lunchbreak



July Issue 4 2014

Judge rules in favor of setnet ban ballot initiative

Voters could to be asked to decide whether to ban setnets in certain parts of Alaska under a court decision made today in Anchorage.

Breaking News 2014

AIDEA, partner MWH dispute Golden Valley CEO estimate for Interior gas price

A key player in the Interior Energy Project estimates the initial price of natural gas to Fairbanks will be significantly higher than the state’s target, but the state development authority leading the effort disputes those calculations and said the goal of reducing heating costs by 40 percent to 50 percent is still within reach.

Report: Alaska has largest voting-age Native population in US Breaking News 2014

Report: Alaska has largest voting-age Native population in US

When it comes to the voting power of Native populations in the U.S., Alaska comes out on top.

Breaking News 2014

A plea for help

Just a few years ago, Julie Roberts-Hyslop’s nephew was “a normal guy.” Then, In May, he shot two Alaska State Troopers at point-blank range at her mother’s Tanana home.

Breaking News 2014

Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Breaking News 2014

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar

Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly.

Breaking News 2014

Open houses set for gas line project

A dozen open houses are scheduled for the coming weeks to provide information on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project.

Breaking News 2014

No prayers for Ketchikan assembly

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has rejected a proposal to begin regular meetings with prayer, following public testimony from both sides of the issue.

Breaking News 2014

Sitka tribe to develop shellfish testing lab

The Sitka Tribe of Alaska is planning to build a lab to test shellfish for naturally occurring toxins that could pose a health threat to subsistence harvesters in the region.

Breaking News 2014

Edna Bay is newest Alaska city

A state commissioner signed off this week on Edna Bay’s cityhood, making it Alaska’s newest second-class city and the first to incorporate in a decade.