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Alaska at or near bottom in measures of economic health nationally

For the past seven years, the Alaska economy has performed “at or near the bottom” nationally in four key measures of economic health, according to a report released Nov. 17 by the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development. Taken...


Conoco wants to start work this winter on $8 billion North Slope project

A top official with ConocoPhillips said the company expects to start working early next year on the $8 billion Willow oil prospect in Alaska, an effort that could lead to more than 2,000 construction jobs in the coming years. The project is located i...


Alaska voters overwhelmingly defeat constitutional convention

As they’ve done every 10 years since 1972, Alaska voters on Nov. 8 again overwhelmingly rejected the ballot measure to convene a convention to rewrite the state’s founding document. Advocates on both sides had expected the outcome to be closer...

 By Alex DeMarban    News    October 26, 2022

Alaska Federation of Natives comes out against constitutional convention

The state’s largest Alaska Native organization declared its opposition to a constitutional convention on Saturday, saying rural Alaska could have the most to lose if a convention is called. The Alaska Federation of Natives also called for a...

 By Alex DeMarban    News    June 15, 2022

Princess Cruises closes Alaska lodge due to staffing shortage

Just as Alaska’s tourism season heats up, Princess Cruises said it will close one of its five lodges in the state this summer because of staffing shortages. The Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge will close this Friday, according to a...


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