Business

Plans unveiled last week to turn the 4th Avenue Theatre in downtown Anchorage into a complex of hotel rooms, apartments, shops and offices have galvanized its former owner into trying once more to preserve the historic building.Jeannette Lee Falsey
The Bethel City Council is protesting two applications for liquor licenses that, if approved, would mean the first legal sales in the Western Alaska hub in more than four decades. Lisa Demer
Alaska congressman Don Young has proposed several changes to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act that he says will give fishery managers more flexibility in rebuilding fish stocks and the ability to address the economic needs of fishermen.Patrick Whittle | Associated Press
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
Former Gov. Sean Parnell and ex-rural affairs adviser John Moller co-own a new consulting business that's looking for work and office space. In a reflective, personal commentary sent to the Alaska Republican Party, Parnell also said he's content now that the sting of his loss has passed. Alex DeMarban
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
Brett LeMay spent much his adult life caught up in the drug world. He’s paid for it with two felony convictions and years of unemployment. Now, marijuana legalization has turned a criminal liability into a potential resume-builder.Laurel Andrews
Charles “Chuck” Hamel, a whistleblower who became the subject of an undercover spy campaign by the oil industry in Alaska a quarter-century ago, has died at a nursing home in Marysville, Wash. Alex DeMarban
Alaska will take center stage now that the U.S. has taken the helm of the eight-nation Arctic Council, with Secretary of State John Kerry calling Friday for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and Alaska leaders highlighting economic development opportunities. Alex DeMarban
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