There are no commitments in the new LNG agreement between Japan and Alaska -- very similar to another document signed in 2013 -- but both parties assert that signing memos to cooperate is mutually beneficial and they need to keep talking.Dermot Cole
On Wednesday, Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell announced that Alaskans' 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend checks will clock in at $1,884. Distribution of payments to bank accounts will begin Oct. 2.Sean Doogan
Alaska government and industry officials came away from a four-day trip to Asia last week with a hopeful outlook for the future of the state's long-sought Alaska LNG project.Alex DeMarban
The state of Alaska is weighing in on the side of the federal government in court, hoping to help keep alive a U.S. Forest Service timber sale in Southeast, and with it what's left of a once-booming industry.Pat Forgey
Uber, an app-based service that allows users to request car rides from a select group of approved drivers, will soon be debuting in Anchorage. But city officials and taxi operators say  the company's entry into the market represents a threat to the regulated taxi and car service businesses.Sean Doogan
A 2012 lawsuit filed by gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker that challenged a settlement between the state and Exxon Mobil over development at the Point Thomson oil field is being targeted by the re-election campaign of Gov. Sean Parnell as anti-development.Alex DeMarban
Oil giant BP will cut close to one-fifth of its Alaska workforce of employees and direct contractors as a result of the sale of a chunk of its Alaska assets to Hilcorp, the company announced Monday.Alex DeMarban
To show off the locally made products available to Alaska homebuilders and house hunters, a new Anchorage home was built with a challenge: Incorporate as many made-in-Alaska products as possible.Sean Doogan
When you get a reference call for a former employee who had a good record but a bad exit, it's better to offer a complete picture of his job performance than to just say "no comment."Lynne Curry
Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide audience was too much to pass up for U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan, who will be at the Oct. 1 fisheries debate at Kodiak after all.Laine Welch