Archive of: General News



December Issue 4 2014

Oil price collapse overshadowed 2014 politics

The collapse of oil prices sent shock waves through state government and Alaska’s business community late in the year. Prices dropped from $110 per barrel in July to about $56 per barrel in mid-December. State revenues, about 90 percent dependent on oil taxes and royalties, are now estimated to be about half of what was predicted earlier, about $2.5 billion in unrestricted general fund revenue, down from about $5 billion.

State sees sharp drop in lost-time injuries December Issue 2 2014

State sees sharp drop in lost-time injuries

Alaska employers reported a dramatic 46 percent decrease in workplace injuries in 2014, with the accident rate dropped to 0.61 lost-time incidents per 100 employees, state Department of Labor and Workforce Development officials said in interviews.

September Issue 2 2014

Last Southeast timber mill at risk in Big Thorne dispute