When land and water rights pit one country against another, that’s when things really get tricky. That is the situation in Southeast Alaska, where residents find themselves downstream from several massive open pit gold and copper mines being developed in bordering British Columbia.
The Anchorage location of the Tilted Kilt chain offers up scantily-clad servers, Celtic food, and more televisions than you can count -- a business model that boomed during the nation's economic downturn.Sean Doogan
A new app launched this week in Anchorage connects homeowners with snowplow services -- and it appears to be receiving a warmer welcome than did the ride-sharing service with which it shares some similarities.Sean Doogan
No action was taken on proposed ordinances regulating ride-sharing services, although public comment was heard on a proposal to exempt Uber and others from most public regulations for commercial transportation. Sean Doogan
To avoid probate, some Alaskans have used trusts and gifting to transfer property on death. Now state law allows property owners to transfer their home on death without going through probate. Barbara Ramsey,Clair Ramsey
To recruit young entrants to sustain the Bering Sea crab fisheries, crab quota shareholders have devised a "right of first offer" system to make ownership more affordable and more accessible.Laine Welch
Like it or fear it, the sharing economy has come to Anchorage. Fans hail the operations of companies like Uber as economic evolution, while local governments struggle with how to keep such businesses safe and regulated.Sean Doogan
The gold-mining company is studying a $1 billion, 14-inch pipeline to pump natural gas from tidewater on Cook Inlet over the Alaska Range to a proposed Interior mine up the Kuskokwim River from Bethel. State permits are being sought.Craig Medred