University heads to single system; outcome uncertain August 6, 2019 University of Alaska president Jim Johnsen is locked into a course of merging the UA system into a single institution, hoping to achieve cost savings but also consolidating control of […]
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In this issue we discuss how the surge in tourism is sparking new infrastructure, as well as the effects of the organizational turmoil at UAA.
In this issue we discuss the cost of the summer fires, what happens to Prudhoe Bay while BP sale is unresolved, and the results of a campaign to recall the governor.
In this issue we will be discussing the HILCORP/BP deal, the release of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, as well as the cost of delaying building maintenance for the University of Alaska and more.
In this issue we talk about the Governor’s budget and is it going to keep us in a recession, the new space data center in the Mat-su, and the season that the North Slope had.
In this issue we contemplate the budget mess in Juneau on our economy, UA’s Board of Regents declaring a financial emergency, delay of port reconstruction in Anchorage and much more
In this issue we we discuss what the veto would do to the University of Alaska, bids for the reconstruction project, employment rates and more.
Ambler road approval next year? Trilogy Metals hopes for federal approvals in mid-2020 on a proposed 211-mile industrial road from the Dalton Highway to the Ambler Mining District, where Trilogy is working on its Arctic high-grade copper project. If developed, […]
Setback: Tongass sale delayed More headaches for the state’s small timber industry. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason halted a planned federal timber sale on Prince of Wales Island in southern Southeast Alaska. Environmental groups sued the U.S. Forest Service […]
Great year for sockeye fishers Harvesters with 43 million sockeyes caught from a 56-million-fish run. The initial ex-vessel value estimate (what fishermen are paid) is $306.5 mil- lion, but this is based on a “base” sockeye price of $1.35 per […]
Oct. 15 decision, oil tax initiative Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer will decide Oct. 15 whether a proposed citizen ballot initiative to raise taxes on oil and gas can go forward to the signature-gathering stage. Tens of thousands of signatures will […]