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Category: Econ 2-19

Transportation

Transportation

Truckers need younger drivers Alaska’s truckers are working to ease a federal rule that inhibits the industry’s ability to hire younger drivers, age 18 to 21. The rule applies to freight in interstate commerce and even if the mode of […]

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Fisheries

Fisheries

Alaska seafood still tops menus Alaska seafood retained its No. 1 ranking as the most asked-for protein brand on restaurant menus for the third year a row, according to Dataessentials Research. In 2016 Alaska seafood passed Angus Beef, previously the […]

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Energy

Energy

Renewables: 30% of Alaska power Renewable energy, mainly from hydro and wind, provided 30 percent of Alaska electric power requirements in 2016 but the percentage dropped to 29 percent in 2017 because of variations in rain and seasonal snow-pack, which […]

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Minerals

Minerals

A consortium of tribal governments in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region has appealed state approval of permits issued for the Donlin Gold project in the mid-Kuskokwim River area. Earth Justice, an environmental law firm, filed the appeals on behalf of 14 tribes […]

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Petroleum

Petroleum

Top officials depart state agency Two top state officials who deal with oil and gas are leaving. Chantal Walsh, director of the Division of Oil and Gas, and Paul Decker, senior petroleum geogist in the division’s resource evaluation group, are […]

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Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Construction spending nudges up this year; oil, military A survey of expected construction has estimated that spending in the industry will rise by 10 percent in 2019 over 2018, to a total value of $7.2 billion. Associated General Contractors of […]

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Economy

Economy

Mat-Su showing job gains The Matanuska-Susitna Borough gained jobs from 2015 to 2018, at a time when most communities in the state lost employment, according to data from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Mat-Su employment was up […]

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