Economy

Alaskans have left behind an estimated $5.7 million in unclaimed refunds, according to the IRS. About half of the refunds are believed to be worth more than $795.

Jeannette Lee Falsey
A financial tracking website said Alaska's high crime rate, expensive housing and bad weather are all contributing factors in the city's third-worst U.S. ranking for places in which to retire.Sean Doogan
With the state missing its steady revenue of recent years, Alaska legislators are searching for unspent pots of money in other programs as they seek to keep their favorite ones alive.Pat Forgey
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to permanently protect 675,000 acres from possible mining within the Fortymile Mining District in Alaska's eastern Interior.Sean Doogan
Created by voters in 1976, the Alaska Permanent Fund, which has grown to more than $50 billion, will play a major role in the future finances of the state. But just what form it will take remains to be seen. One thing is clear: the collapse in oil prices stands to intensify the debate. Part 3 in a series. Dermot Cole
Alaska has had the good fortune to amass billions of dollars in savings, which are now a major source of state revenue. But with the collapse of oil prices, the state is spending its savings at a rate of more than $6,000 a minute, and that's quickly eroding the earning potential of its investments. Part 2 in a series. Dermot Cole
Oil has been the source of about 90 percent of Alaska’s revenue, but with prices flagging and production way down, it's not coming close to matching state spending. A bright spot: Billions in investment income from state savings. A three-part series examines how Alaska got here, and how it moves forward.  Dermot Cole
State and federal managers are turning to village residents to help plan what promises to be another summer of frustration, with restricted fishing in a region that depends on salmon as a main food source.Lisa Demer
The battle over an unexpected Cook Inlet gas discovery that could be worth $30 million in sales has led to a decision by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to consider whether Southcentral ratepayers should benefit. Alex DeMarban
Republicans in the Legislature are brushing off efforts by Gov. Bill Walker to ease the conflict in Juneau over gas line proposals -- even though there's no plan that's actually guaranteed to get a line built.Nathaniel Herz