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Category: Econ 19-18

Minerals

Minerals

Walker okays Ambler Road funds In the closing days of his term Gov. Bill Walker approved $3.6 million in state funds to complete federal regulatory work on the Ambler Mining District Access Project, a 211-mile industrial road that would support […]

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Fisheries

Fisheries

Salmon decline linked to warming 2019 is expected to be another poor year for pink salmon in Southeast and Southcentral coastal areas and the Bristol Bay sockeye catch is predicted to be down, although 2017 and 2016 were both record-setting […]

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Petroleum

Petroleum

$28.1 million bid for slope leases The state received $28.1 million in bonus bids in its Nov. 15 North Slope and Beaufort Sea “areawide” lease sales, the bulk of the money from Repsol and a newly-formed company based in Louisiana, […]

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General Business

General Business

New Gov. Mike Dunleavy supports university getting its lands New Gov. Mike Dunleavy told the Fairbanks News-Miner’ editorial board that he favors getting more state land available to the University of Alaska to generate revenue. The UA is a land-grant […]

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Politics

Politics

New Gov. Dunleavy fills out his leadership team Gov. Mike Dunleavy has named his new leadership team, most with  a strong conservative focus but also naming an unusual number of women to cabinet positions. Donna Arduin was appointed Nov. 26 […]

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Telecom

Telecom

New satellite contract is signed Anchorage-based Pacific Dataport signed a contract with space technology company Astranis to launch a geostationary satellite dedicated to Alaska. This would replace the aging Aurora 4 satellite, and would also have advanced capabilities. Pacific Dataport […]

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Emmonak dock to be completed Emmonak will receive a $23 million federal transportation grant to complete a long-planned dock in the Southwest Alaska coastal community. The grant will fund a permanent dock and barge landing ramp as well as renovation […]

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Health Care

Health Care

Payment problems for nonprofits There are continuing problems for Alaska Native health care nonprofits not being paid for costs related to services offered by the federal Indian Health Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Cook Inlet Tribal Council, which offers […]

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Energy

Energy

Juneau’s AEL&P to remain U.S. Juneau’s Alaska Electric Light and Power will remain U.S.-owned, at least for now. Washington state regulators turned down a proposed $5.3 billion sale of AEL&P’s owner, Spokane-based Avista, to Canada’s Hydro One Ltd., which is […]

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