The annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention is a big boon for local businesses, which means the competition between Anchorage and Fairbanks to host the meeting and its thousands of delegates is fierce.
Incumbent Sen. Mark Begich was quick to criticize his opponent, former Natural Resources commissioner Dan Sullivan, for bowing out of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce debate scheduled for Oct. 1.Laine Welch
As Anchorage Brewing Co. prepares to move into a brand-new permanent building of its own, owner Gabe Fletcher reflects with gratitude on the unusual partnership that helped bring his craft brew dreams to life.Tegan Hanlon
On Jan. 18, 2010, a fire ignited in the cockpit ceiling of a Boeing 737-400 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration determined that an improperly positioned metal clamp had chafed wiring, which led to the fire. Tegan Hanlon
If Russia won’t buy seafood from the U.S., we won’t buy seafood from them. That’s the gauntlet being thrown down by Alaska’s congressional delegation to retaliate against Russia’s yearlong ban on food products from the U.S. and several other nations.Laine Welch
On the Kenai Peninsula, where visitors account for a 40 percent swell in the local economy each summer, a year of disappointing salmon runs means a bottom line that looks a little bleak for local businesses.Megan Edge
Because telecom giant Verizon waited so long to make its entry into the Alaska market, the Last Frontier will find itself in an unusual position when the company debuts its Alaska network in the coming weeks: on the front lines of the communications industry.Sean Doogan