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The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is hurting, and what it needs to get better is for Alaskans to pay more for their mortgages.

Pat Forgey
Refiners Tesoro and Petro Star find themselves disagreeing about how the "Quality Bank" formula -- in which refineries pay a penalty for taking out the high-value portions of oil from TAPS -- affects their economic fortunes in Alaska. Dermot Cole
As Alaska tops a national list of the states with the most volatile revenues, some legislators reintroduce the oft-discussed but never executed idea of a long-range fiscal plan for the state.Pat Forgey
Cook Inlet Region Inc., the regional Alaska Native corporation, asked a Texas bankruptcy court judge to let two cases -- one over a lease sale, the other involving allegations of illegal draining -- be resolved before Buccaneer Energy Ltd. completes bankruptcy proceedings begun earlier this year.Eric Lidji,Petroleum News
The state board charged with regulating the alcohol business in Alaska doesn’t belong under a state agency that promotes business, the head of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority told the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Tuesday.Dermot Cole
Under pressure from recreational fishing groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service has admitted that what it painted as a domestic picture of commercial fisheries was in fact a global one. The agency refused to release a new report but has altered its online report to make it possible to calculate the value for all the seafood sold commercially in this country.Craig Medred
It's been a year since the Pebble Partnership lost two major investors, taking with them numerous jobs in a region that had few to begin with. Now the communities are adjusting to their new reality.Suzanna Caldwell

It's been a year since the Pebble Partnership lost two major investors, taking with them numerous jobs in a region that had few to begin with. Now the communities are adjusting to their new reality.

Tara Young
The price for pinks, posted at about 28 cents per pound, seems too low to generate much of a post-sockeye fishing effort by many Bristol Bay fishermen.Dave Bendinger
From 3-D printers to workshops to "Shark Tank" on a train, Alaska Entrepreneurship Week offers a variety of opportunities for inventors, dreamers and would-be tycoons.Sean Doogan

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