It's still too soon to tell if Alaska is in an economic recession, according to a report released this week by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Annie Zak

After nearly two decades of debate and planning, the Spenard Road reconstruction project is positioned to receive $13.8 million from a city bond proposal. The municipality's promotional machine is in overdrive.

Scott Jensen
A newly released study found that every dollar put into the Alaska Marine Highway System has double the economic benefit to Alaska.Associated Press
In 2014, the number of nonresident workers grew by 2 percent, while the number of resident workers grew just 0.4 percent. The percentage of nonresidents who work in Alaska has increased for five years in a row.Annie Zak
Gunnar Knapp, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at the University of Alaska Anchorage, talked to Anchorage business people on Monday about the urgency with which lawmakers need to fix the state's budget.Annie Zak
The number of people receiving jobless benefits in Alaska continued to fall in December, except for in the oil and gas sector, where claims doubled from the year before.Alex DeMarban
A new report shows that oil and gas construction spending is expected to fall 25 percent from last year, and all other sectors are expected to see a drop of 11 percent.Annie Zak
The Alaska International Airport System, the city of Anchorage and the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. announced Thursday that they've joined forces to create the Alaska AeroNexus Alliance.Annie Zak
A new documentary explores the challenges facing small-scale fishermen in the U.S., including Alaska, while Discovery is considering a program on fishermen’s wives or fishing women who are willing to share their day-to-day lives.Laine Welch
The proposal, which comes with the Alaska's massive budget crisis as a backdrop, must still be approved by the full membership of the union and the Legislature.Nathaniel Herz