Business

Alaska Travel Publications LLP, a subsidiary of PR Services of Whitehorse, Yukon, has purchased The Skagway News, the Juneau Empire reports. The paper has been for sale since 2010.

Associated Press
Can you fire employees who use your company name and logo while trashing their supervisor on social media? Plus handling harassment and managing Generation Z.Lynne Curry
The owners of the 4th Avenue Theatre want to incorporate parts of the defunct movie house in a downtown Anchorage complex that includes a 28-story tower combining housing and a hotel.Mike Dunham
The next few years would be a rarity in a basin where oil production has been consistently declining for nearly three decades, with only a brief uptick. Eric Lidji | Petroleum News
A mill on Prince of Wales Island was cleared to begin felling trees last week under a court ruling in the fight over a timber sale in Tongass National Forest. Jeannette Lee Falsey
When most of us describe encounters with others with whom we conflict, we explain how we acted reasonably and the other person made life difficult for us. We leave certain facts out.Lynne Curry
A mile-long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage.Laine Welch
Most people believe they have their homes and rental properties adequately insured against unforeseen disasters. The policy gaps are evident only when a problem occurs. Then you find out what is not covered.Barbara Ramsey,Clair Ramsey
Anchorage-based Alaska Skylar Travel has made a deposit and reached a purchase agreement to buy the company that operates Mount Aurora Skiland off the Steese Highway near Cleary Summit, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports.Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued its first approval to an Alaska company for commercial use of drones. Alaska Aerial Media said it hopes to use its business to teach people about drones and eventually provide services in emergencies like wildfires.

Jerzy Shedlock