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State wins $255 million in 2006 pipeline leak arbitration

The state of Alaska was awarded $255 million in an arbitration award from Prudhoe Bay field owners over monetary damages to the state and lost production resulting from an extended shutdown of parts of the Prudhoe Bay field in 2006 due to leaks in field pipeline systems, Alaska's attorney general announced Thursday.

GOP claims control of Alaska Senate

Republicans on Wednesday wasted no time in claiming control of the Alaska Senate, one day after winning a majority of seats in the chamber.

State deal with Hilcorp will cap gas prices, limit sales for LNG

Cook Inlet gas producer Hilcorp Energy LLC has agreed to terms of a consent decree that will cap the price of gas sold to utilities and industrial customers for five years and not allow gas to be sold into LNG export markets until local utility needs are met, a state attorney said Thursday.

BLM nets $898,000 in its annual NPR-A lease sale

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management received 14 bids on 160,080 acres of federal oil and gas leases in the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska in a lease sale held Nov. 7.

Stocks turn lower on Wall Street

Stocks slid on Wall Street Thursday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average logged its biggest one-day drop of the year, as investors fretted about the potential for gridlock in Washington.

Obama, GOP leaders lay down markers on budget deal

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff." House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are willing to consider some form of higher tax revenue as part of the solution — but only "under the right conditions."

2012 Veterans and Military spouses Job Fair to be held Nov. 9

About one in every ten Alaskans is a veteran. At 77,000, that’s more per capita than any other state in the nation.

Free rides available to Veterans and Military Spouses Job Fair

Senate balance of power at stake in election

Voters on Tuesday will decide legislative races that will help determine the makeup of the Alaska Senate.

Poll problems cropping up in spots around US

Sporadic problems were reported Tuesday at polling places around the country, including a confrontation in Pennsylvania involving Republican inspectors over access to some polls and a last-minute court fight in Ohio over election software. One Florida elections office mistakenly told voters in robocalls the election was on Wednesday.

THE RACE: Candidates stay busy ahead of vote tally

After many months of grueling campaigning, the waiting stage of the presidential sweepstakes is near as both parties worked furiously to boost turnout and get supporters to the polls.

Stocks rise as investors wait for a winner

Major stock-market indexes climbed Tuesday as investors waited for the finish of a closely fought U.S. presidential election.

Companies at the 2012 Veterans and Military Spouses Job Fair

Occupational forecast: Top Jobs Are in Healthcare

Alaskans will find opportunities in a range of occupations over the next decade, but a disproportionate share will be in the health care arena. Of the 50 highest-growth occupations, 47 are health care-related — and this growing demand is largely driven by an aging population.

Accessing Services through the Job Center Network

Job seekers looking for employment and training can receive three levels of one-stop services based on eligibility and assessed need.

Health information exchange gears up

Residents of Fairbanks and Interior Alaska will be the first in the state to benefit this winter from a new health information exchange.

Researchers still learning about 2002 earthquake

The Denali Fault earthquake only rumbled for about 3 minutes when it shook Interior Alaska a decade ago, but some of the reverberations of that powerful seismic event are still being felt today.

US service firms grow more slowly in October

U.S. service companies grew at a slightly weaker pace in October than September because sales and new orders slowed. But a measure of employment rose, indicating services firms hired more.

State says OK to continued wood stove program

The Fairbanks North Star Borough can continue its wood stove exchange program.

Obama, Romney pursue last votes in close race

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their last stands of the 2012 campaign Monday, employing their last vestiges of energy, celebrity boosters and plenty of jet fuel to encourage every supporter and the few remaining undecideds to tip the vote in their favor.

Key state legislative contests highly volatile as races go down to the wire

Outcomes of key state House and Senate races are highly uncertain in the final days of Alaska’s general election, and Democrats are raising and spending more money in the heated final weeks leading up to Nov. 6.

USS Anchorage will be commissioned in May

The USS Anchorage will be commissioned in its namesake city on May 4.

Application period opens for big game permits

Some changes are on hand this year for applying for big game drawing hunt permits.

US factory orders rise 4.8 percent in September

U.S. companies boosted their orders for manufactured goods by the largest amount in 18 months in September, but companies remained cautious in ordering goods that signal plans to expand and modernize.

Ireland's consul general speaks on bank crisis

Ireland's first consul general in the United States is set to speak on the current European banking and credit crisis.

Lower production, prices hurt Chevron 3Q profit

Chevron Corp. said Friday its third-quarter net income fell 33 percent as production declined and it sold oil and gas at lower prices.

Archive »Oil & Gas

State wins $255 million in 2006 pipeline leak arbitration

The state of Alaska was awarded $255 million in an arbitration award from Prudhoe Bay field owners over monetary damages to the state and lost production resulting from an extended shutdown of parts of the Prudhoe Bay field in 2006 due to leaks in field pipeline systems, Alaska's attorney general announced Thursday.

State deal with Hilcorp will cap gas prices, limit sales for LNG

Cook Inlet gas producer Hilcorp Energy LLC has agreed to terms of a consent decree that will cap the price of gas sold to utilities and industrial customers for five years and not allow gas to be sold into LNG export markets until local utility needs are met, a state attorney said Thursday.

BLM nets $898,000 in its annual NPR-A lease sale

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management received 14 bids on 160,080 acres of federal oil and gas leases in the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska in a lease sale held Nov. 7.

Archive »Alaska Politics

GOP claims control of Alaska Senate

Republicans on Wednesday wasted no time in claiming control of the Alaska Senate, one day after winning a majority of seats in the chamber.

Senate balance of power at stake in election

Voters on Tuesday will decide legislative races that will help determine the makeup of the Alaska Senate.

Archive »National Politics

Obama, GOP leaders lay down markers on budget deal

Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff." House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are willing to consider some form of higher tax revenue as part of the solution — but only "under the right conditions."

Poll problems cropping up in spots around US

Sporadic problems were reported Tuesday at polling places around the country, including a confrontation in Pennsylvania involving Republican inspectors over access to some polls and a last-minute court fight in Ohio over election software. One Florida elections office mistakenly told voters in robocalls the election was on Wednesday.

THE RACE: Candidates stay busy ahead of vote tally

After many months of grueling campaigning, the waiting stage of the presidential sweepstakes is near as both parties worked furiously to boost turnout and get supporters to the polls.

Obama, Romney pursue last votes in close race

President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their last stands of the 2012 campaign Monday, employing their last vestiges of energy, celebrity boosters and plenty of jet fuel to encourage every supporter and the few remaining undecideds to tip the vote in their favor.

Archive »Finance

Stocks turn lower on Wall Street

Stocks slid on Wall Street Thursday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average logged its biggest one-day drop of the year, as investors fretted about the potential for gridlock in Washington.

Stocks rise as investors wait for a winner

Major stock-market indexes climbed Tuesday as investors waited for the finish of a closely fought U.S. presidential election.

US service firms grow more slowly in October

U.S. service companies grew at a slightly weaker pace in October than September because sales and new orders slowed. But a measure of employment rose, indicating services firms hired more.

Archive »Features

2012 Veterans and Military spouses Job Fair to be held Nov. 9

About one in every ten Alaskans is a veteran. At 77,000, that’s more per capita than any other state in the nation.

Free rides available to Veterans and Military Spouses Job Fair

Occupational forecast: Top Jobs Are in Healthcare

Alaskans will find opportunities in a range of occupations over the next decade, but a disproportionate share will be in the health care arena. Of the 50 highest-growth occupations, 47 are health care-related — and this growing demand is largely driven by an aging population.

Accessing Services through the Job Center Network

Job seekers looking for employment and training can receive three levels of one-stop services based on eligibility and assessed need.

Companies at the 2012 Veterans and Military Spouses Job Fair

Archive »Science

Researchers still learning about 2002 earthquake

The Denali Fault earthquake only rumbled for about 3 minutes when it shook Interior Alaska a decade ago, but some of the reverberations of that powerful seismic event are still being felt today.

Archive »General News

State says OK to continued wood stove program

The Fairbanks North Star Borough can continue its wood stove exchange program.

Health information exchange gears up

Residents of Fairbanks and Interior Alaska will be the first in the state to benefit this winter from a new health information exchange.