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    Interest was again high among oil and gas lease bidders for state acreage on the North Slope in Wednesday lease sales but that was not the case for the federally controlled National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

    Winning bidders spent $21.2 million for 216,000 acres of state land and water... Read More

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    Opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain to development wouldn’t be necessary if only we could power our economy with Democratic hysteria.

    The biggest outrage since the last outrage, of course, is the impending passage of a tax reform bill that should reach President... Read More

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    Republicans in Congress are aiming to repeal the health insurance mandate tax penalty before the holidays, but the IRS still plans to enforce it when people file their 2017 returns next year.

    Here’s the message from the IRS: “For the upcoming 2018 filing season, the IRS will not accept... Read More

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    Legislators got their first chance to publicly question Alaska Gasline Development Corp. officials about a recent agreement with Chinese companies to advance an LNG export project during a Dec. 4 hearing.

    Meanwhile, AGDC executives in Japan were busy putting the finishing touches on the... Read More

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    Legislators got their first chance to publicly question Alaska Gasline Development Corp. officials about a recent agreement with Chinese companies to advance an LNG export project during a Dec. 4 hearing.

    Meanwhile, AGDC executives in Japan were busy putting the finishing touches on the... Read More

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    Residents of 17 townships in Minnesota formed a cooperative — not so different from the old electric co-op model — and created RS Fiber to bring broadband to some 6,000 households.

    Town voters agreed to fund RS Fiber’s $45 million network by bonding for seed money and borrowing from... Read More

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    While many are watching what the Federal Communications Commission will do in its upcoming vote on net neutrality, local carriers predict Alaskans won’t see much different in what’s already an “open internet” policy.

    Christine O’Connor, the executive director of the Alaska Telephone... Read More

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    Northrim Bank hired Ervin Hetemi as small business lender and promoted Micah Scott to associate vice president, BSA (Bank Secrecy Act) and Deposit Compliance manager. Hetemi joins Northrim Bank with nearly 10 years of experience in banking. He has... Read More

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    Dr. Norvin Perez, a medical physician at the Juneau Urgent and Family Care Center, was approved for three marijuana business licenses during the board’s two November meetings in Anchorage.

    All three — cultivation, manufacture and retail — will all be housed under the same... Read More

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    The northern edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is almost open for business after some late maneuvering by Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

    With the inclusion of Murkowski’s provision to open the ANWR coastal plain to oil exploration in the Senate’s tax reform bill, the Alaska congressional... Read More