By Yereth Rosen Alaska Beacon

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Alaska’s economy is recovering, but it is hampered by negative demographic trends

Alaska’s economy shows signs of prosperity. But it’s also facing an emerging crisis.A veteran economist described these contradictory forces in a presentation on November 16 at an industry conference in Anchorage. .link-button...

In closely watched Alaska U.S. Senate and House races, outcomes will take 2 weeks to be determined

By Yereth Rosen Alaska BeaconThe nation’s eyes are on the U.S. Senate and House races in Alaska, but anyone wanting to know the outcome will have to be patient. .link-button { border-radius:...

Gubernatorial candidates spar over gas pipeline, fiscal plans and other issues at Anchorage debate

Gov. Mike Dunleavy tangled with his challengers Tuesday in an Anchorage debate that featured the first joint appearance of all four gubernatorial candidates on the ballot.At the debate, held by the Resource Development...

Agreement with Japanese company boosts fortunes of planned hydropower project near Alaska’s capital, developers say

A new agreement with Japan’s leading hydroelectric operator will give the long-planned Sweetheart Lake project south of Juneau a boost toward development, developers promoting the project said on Thursday.The agreement is between Juneau...

New environmental study of Ambler road project kicks off with call for public input

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it will start collecting public input on how it should carry out a new environmental review of the controversial Ambler Access Project.The scoping period for a...

First shipment of new COVID-19 booster signals shift in fight against disease

More than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic reached Alaska, the fight against the disease is pivoting from testing to vaccine boosting.Fall is here and winter is coming, and health officials are encouraging...

Alaska park managers preparing for loss of some of the state’s most iconic attractions: glaciers

On the route to one of Alaska’s most-viewed glaciers, there is little doubt about the destination. Visitors drive on Exit Glacier Road to get to the Exit Glacier trailhead of the 1-mile Exit...

Final projects selected in $25 million program for sustainable development in Southeast Alaska

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made its final funding decisions in a $25 million program to support local organizations in Southeast Alaska, officials said on TuesdayThe Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy, announced last...

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