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PAY BOOST

Alaska's minimum wage is now $8.75 an hour, a pay boost for some 16,000 Alaska jobs that previously paid a lower hourly wage. The 13 percent increase, [...]

EMPLOYMENT

State officials say that overall employment in the state dropped slightly below the prior year's levels for the third quarter of 2014, as a result of [...]

RAW SEWAGE

Owners of a floating Kodiak strip club that operated for five months in 2014 have been indicated for dumping human waste into waters in and around St. [...]

Award winning film addresses saving salmon

Wild salmon populations, the most sustainable wild food left on Earth, are seeing their numbers dwindle, and fishing guide turned filmmaker Mark Titus [...]

Interim permit for new mine questioned

British Columbia officials, who have granted Imperil Metals an interim permit for a new tailings facility at the Red Chris copper/gold prospect, said [...]

DMV

THE CITY WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE MAY DISPOSE OF THE FOLLOWING VEHICLES BY SALE, DESTRUCTION OR OTHER DISPOSITION AUTHORIZED BY LAW, UNLESS CLAIMED BY [...]

Rural Alaska LIOs may be closed

The State of Alaska\'s new economic reality in the face of a $3.5 billion deficit this current year, and over $4 billion for next year, can only mean [...]

CORDOVA CONNECTION - Tilgner's sockeye salmon chips are a Symphony winner

Former Cordova family doctor Art Tilgner, who has become a name to reckon with in the world of gourmet smoked salmon, took first prize for the second [...]

SETTLEMENT LEGISLATION

Gov. Bill Walker has submitted a bill to the Legislature to strengthen powers and duties of the state's attorney general when approving settlements [...]

POLLUTION CHARGES

A German firm and the chief engineer of a vehicle carrier have been charged in U.S. District Court in Anchorage with knowingly dumping oil into [...]

ENERGY PRODUCTION

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation to allow limited oil and natural gas activity within the non-wilderness coastal plain of the [...]

SPREADING THE WEALTH

Researchers at the University of British Columbia say closing the high seas to commercial fishing could distribute fisheries income more equitably [...]

TRANSBOUNDARY RIVERS

A transboundary watershed group is raising questions over British Columbia\'s commitment to implement recommendations in a report on a recent mining [...]

$8 million allocated for adapting to climate change

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Feb. 17 that $8 million has been made available this year to fund projects to promote tribal climate change [...]

RESCUE

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew on Feb. 16 rescued four crewmen from the fishing vessel Savannah Ray, after the boat ran aground in [...]

RESCUE - Four rescued from grounded fishing vessel

A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew on Feb. 16 rescued four crewmen from the fishing vessel Savannah Ray, after the boat ran aground in [...]

River Academy

Applications are being accepted through April 4 for the 2015 Bristol Bay River and Guide Academy, a free week-long course for Bristol Bay area youth [...]

Hatchery crab

HATCHERY UPDATE Biologists optimistic about the future crab rehabilitation survival rate of hatchery-reared juvenile red king crab to date is similar to that of other hatchery-reared animals

Vessel discharge legislation

Congress will consider a new effort during the current session to take vessel discharge regulations off the books for commercial, fishing and [...]

FILM CRITIQUE- BBRSDA takes issue with 'Battle on the Bay'

A new Animal Planet reality show about the Bristol Bay fishery, entitled "Alaska: Battle on the Bay," is billed as a series on the most [...]