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On Oct. 1, 2018, Alaska businesses will be required to put up signs like this available from the State of Alaska to indicate that workplaces are now smoke-free. (Image provided, State of Alaska)

Smokefree workplace law takes effect Oct. 1

On Monday, Oct. 1, workers and customers of Alaska business who smoke or vape will have to take it outside — at least 10 feet… Continue reading

 

Seabird die-offs may be connected to warming ocean

ANCHORAGE — Federal wildlife officials are documenting a die-off of Alaska seabirds stretching from north of the Bering Strait to the Gulf of Alaska that… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2018
  • By DAN JOLING Associated Press
  • NewsState

 

Salmon initiative would criss-cross state jurisdictions, officials say

Beyond just the cost and politics of Ballot Measure 1, state administrators have expressed concern about who would be in charge of what land. Ballot… Continue reading

 

Angela Rodell, Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, speaks about the positive results of the fund this year at the APFC office on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Alaska Permanent Fund continues to beat market, but returns drop slightly from last year

The investment managers at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation have once again beaten the market.

Angela Rodell, Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, speaks about the positive results of the fund this year at the APFC office on Thursday, July 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Job losses appear to be slowing across state

Alaska’s unemployment rate improved slightly in June, but detailed statistics show job losses continuing. According to figures from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce… Continue reading

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