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    The Matanuska-Susitna Borough alleges the state-led Alaska LNG Project team has presented “numerous factual errors and willfully misleading statements” to federal regulators and failed to perform “a good faith and unbiased analysis” of borough land at Port MacKenzie for the proposed gas... Read More

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    Though oil pipelines have attracted bigger protests — Keystone XL from Canada’s oil sands into the United States and Dakota Access to move Bakken crude to the Midwest — opposition to natural gas pipelines is growing.

    While many of the challenges are focused against hydraulic fracturing... Read More

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    Lack of new housing starts, particularly in duplex and multi-family, make it a good time for the small investor to enter the market. Multi-family permits are down 50 percent from last year with only 72 units permitted compared to 153 last year at this same time. Duplex permits are also down with... Read More

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    Gov. Bill Walker christened Alaska’s first kelp-based beer during a recent swing through Kodiak.

    The beer was created at the Kodiak Island Brewery using local kelp from Kodiak Island Sustainable Seaweed grown by Stephanie and Nick Mangini.

    “Steph mentioned seeing a kelp craft... Read More

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    The people we elect will either manage the state’s assets wisely or continue profligate spending, wasting our resources.

    Alaskans bear the highest unemployment rate, 7.3 percent, in the United States. We are in the third year of a self-inflicted recession. We’re missing the national... Read More

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    With everyone in Alaska’s crowded gubernatorial race for more oil and less crime, the candidates are trying to highlight what separates them in the final two months before the Nov. 6 election.

    The candidates took the stage together during a lunch forum held by the Anchorage Chamber of... Read More

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    Alaska fishermen now have a little more leeway to borrow money from the state to pay for new permits, boats, licenses and other equipment.

    House Bill 56, primarily sponsored by Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, rewrites sections of the state’s Commercial Fisheries Revolving Loan Program to... Read More

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    First they were underweight, with underwhelming numbers. Then they weren’t there at all. Then they were coming in late, showing up as Upper Cook Inlet fishermen were packing up their gear for the season.

    The unpredictable and significantly smaller Kenai River sockeye run frustrated a lot... Read More

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    The backers of the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative well understand the power of pitting Alaskans against quote-unquote Outsiders.

    The phrase “foreign mining corporations” is used no fewer than six times on the “Get the Facts” page on their website.

    One particularly strident... Read More

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    Alex Slivka was appointed as the chief fiscal officer for the Municipality of Anchorage, effective Oct. 15. Slivka comes to the municipality from McKinley Capital Management LLC, where he served in various leadership capacities. Slivka has more than 35 years of... Read More