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Alleged violation revolves around job title

Kelly Hepler, whose title with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is either “assistant commissioner” or “special projects coordinator,” was the subject of a Wednesday APOC hearing on several complaints that claim he should have filed a Public Official Financial Disclosure form annually from 2009-2013 and, on those forms, he should have disclosed that he had received gifts from the politically influential Soldotna-based Kenai River Sportfishing Association.

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Alaska pinks drive record 2013 salmon harvest

America’s wild salmon harvest set a record in 2013, contributing to a slight increase in the nation’s seafood landings.

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Bristol Bay buyback up for discussion

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Welcome to Mending Nets

The blog by the Alaska Native Village CEO Association.


Alaska’s First Hackathon

AEDC is teaming up with the Municipality of Anchorage to host Alaska's first Hackathon June 15th-17th.

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AEDC March 2012 Employment Report

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Making a Smarter Planet

Last week, IBM experts on global innovation technology visited us in Anchorage for the “Alaska Smarter Planet Executive Conference” for an amazing opportunity to bring Alaska business leaders a one-of-a-kind conference, focusing on the future of global technology and innovation. At the conference, business leaders heard from Senator Mark Begich on his perspectives on Federal issues related to broadband and the changing world of technology.

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LNG Project team ready to work with Walker

It’s full steam ahead on the Alaska LNG Project as the state prepares for a change in leadership at the capital. ConocoPhillips Project Manager Mike Britton said more than 255 people participated in more than $30 million worth of fieldwork on the project during the 2014 season.

DOD spending down, Corps finds other work

Military construction activity continues to decline across Alaska, but work with other federal agencies should keep government contractors busy. Overall, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to have $410 million worth of work available on more than 400 projects in the state during the federal fiscal year 2015, which runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, according to Alaska Contracting Division Chief Chris Tew. That is about flat compared to the $416 million spent in fiscal year 2014.

Help available to navigate open enrollment

The United Way of Anchorage, Foraker Group and other organizations have resources available for Alaskans trying to navigate the open enrollment period on the federal health insurance exchange. The Alaska Primary Care Association and the United Way each received a grant to help Alaskans navigate the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace. Open enrollment on the marketplace, the time to signup or make changes, began Nov. 15 and will run through Feb. 15.

Rare cargo options offered at Stevens Airport

Oh, the possibilities. Thanks to a little two-paragraph amendment by the late Sen. Ted Stevens to the 2004 Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act, the airport now named after the senator is open to more business opportunities than virtually any other hub on Earth.

AIDEA sells interest in jack-up rig for $25.6 million

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority sold its stake in Kenai Offshore Ventures for $25.6 million and the Endeavour jack-up rig is on its way out of Cook Inlet, the authority announced Nov. 14. Ezion Holdings Ltd. and its subsidiary Teras Investments approached AIDEA to purchase its share of Kenai Offshore Ventures after the joint-venture company was unable to secure long-term work for the Endeavour in the Inlet.
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