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The Juneau Access Project, a proposed 50-mile road cutting through Southeast Alaska, was one of six megaprojects put on hold last month by Gov. Bill Walker. Now, the road's proponents are hoping a stage of the project may be able to conclude while still saving the state some much-needed cash.

Pat Forgey
Alaska depends on oil tax revenue from development on state lands to fund much of state government. Oil prices are volatile, and Alaska’s economy has survived ups and downs, but with no state income or sales tax and little will to tap the $52 billion Permanent Fund, oil dictates most everything in Alaska.Kevin Powell
The many moving parts of Alaska's fiscal situation have been organized for the pleasure of budget nerds in an all-new worksheet and game developed by the Institute of Social and Economic Research.Dermot Cole
The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday predicted an average price of $58 per barrel of oil in 2015, and $75 per barrel in 2016, spelling more bad news for the oil-loving Alaska budget.Alex DeMarban
Projections about how much the state can afford to spend -- while preserving a sizable chunk of its oil wealth for the future -- continue to slide along with the price of petroleum. Dermot Cole
The oil industry, with its history of booms and busts, appears to be in the early stages of its latest downturn. The price of oil has plunged in recent months, reaching its lowest point in more than five years. Here's a quick explainer on how the economics work.Clifford Krauss
From a slew of new restaurants and outlet malls to a national beauty products retailer and an indoor artisan market, commercial real estate remains in high demand in Anchorage. But the precipitous drop in oil prices has some developers worried about Alaska's long-term prospects.Sean Doogan
James Patterson has written more New York Times best-sellers than anyone else. He reportedly earned $90 million last year. And now he's shared some of those earnings -- and his passion for books and independent bookstores -- with Palmer's own Fireside Books.  Zaz Hollander
Iceland native and Unalaska boat captain​ Kristjan Laxfoss has lived and worked in the Aleutians for 34 years. Last month, the Aleutians-Pribilof Islands Community Development Association awarded him $1,000 for his idea to produce pollock fish frankfurters on the remote island of St. George. John Messick
Alaska Regional Hospital on Friday announced plans to open a primary care clinic in Anchorage’s Mountain View neighborhood in an effort to reduce the number of residents who go straight to the emergency room when feeling ill. Tegan Hanlon