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Sen. Murkowski's anti-EPA regulation bill passes Senate

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Trident Seafoods to purchase Western Alaska Fisheries

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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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30 or 40? The full-time work week debate

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5 More Questions to Ask When Shopping for a One-Source Human Resource Solution: Part 2

Last week we brought you five must-ask questions when shopping for an all-in-one source HR solution.

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5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for an One-Source Human Resource Solution: Part 1

With the emergence of technology, All-In-One Human Resources (HR) solutions software have been popping up

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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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Construction forecast positive in short term with 3% dip

The state budget may be grim but Alaska’s construction industry as a whole should have another good year, according to a University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research forecast. The 2015 construction outlook predicts a total spend of more than $8.5 billion statewide. That would be a 3 percent decline from the revised 2014 projection of $8.8 billion worth of construction activity in Alaska.

ASAP work aligns with major LNG export effort

A year ago there was a lot of complaining about state money being wasted on the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project, the little brother to the big North Slope gas pipeline project. Also called the “bullet” line, ASAP was advanced by legislators as a backup plan in case a larger gas project falters.

CIRI settles long-running dispute over Kenai Loop gas fees

The fight over Kenai Loop natural gas appears to be over. Attorneys for all four parties currently involved in the dispute — Cook Inlet Region Inc., the Alaska Mental Health Land Trust Authority, the Department of Natural Resources, and AIX Energy LLC — signed a joint request for dismissal Jan. 23 of the ongoing hearing in the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission related to the case.

Delegation vows fight after federal moves on ANWR, OCS

If tickets could be sold to Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s hearings in March on the Interior Department’s annual appropriation, it would be a sell-out crowd as Secretary Sally Jewell is sure to come in for a roasting. The Secretary has blocked a medical evacuation road for King Cove, in southwest Alaska, placed large areas of the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off limits to oil and gas exploration, and has recommended wilderness status for the bulk of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including its coastal plain that has potential for large new oil and gas discoveries.

Alaska Air Group has 5th straight record year, profit up 49%

Quarterly or yearly, record-breaking profits are officially old hat at Alaska Air Group Inc. During a Jan. 22 call with investors, executives of the parent to Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air reported a record full-year profit of $571 million in 2014 and a fourth quarter record profit of $125 million.
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