Economy

In a move that throws a curveball into the volatile halibut bycatch issue, two Alaska representatives have been disqualified from voting when the matter comes before the North Pacific Fishery Management Council when it meets June 1-9 in Sitka.Jim Paulin
Despite Nome's deep gold mining roots, a planned gold mine along Dry Creek near the heart of the Bering Sea city is attracting opposition.Francesca Fenzi
Grant Aviation, which once dominated the Western Alaska market, is gearing up for a comeback after a difficult spell.Lisa Demer
Known for having an adversarial relationship with the oil industry as a private attorney, Bill Walker made his first trip as governor to the state’s North Slope oil fields this week, taking a three-day tour of the widespread facilities and at times discussing prickly issues with oil officials.Alex DeMarban

Known for having an adversarial relationship with the oil industry as a private attorney, Bill Walker made his first trip as governor to the state’s North Slope oil fields this week, taking a three-day tour of the widespread facilities and at times discussing prickly issues with oil officials.

Loren Holmes
The Senate passed a bill Friday to give President Barack Obama authority to negotiate a trade deal that Alaska's senators hope will be a boon to the state's growing export market. Erica Martinson
A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.Mark Thiessen | Associated Press
A plan to use Permanent Fund earnings to balance the state’s budget has caused disagreement in the ranks of the Republican-led House majority caucus.Nathaniel Herz,Pat Forgey
The Permanent Fund is one rich source of money for legislators stuck on how to balance the next budget, but tapping the fund has its risks.Pat Forgey
Looking for a 28-room hotel in downtown Palmer with a restaurant and lounge for $1.6 million? Look no further than Craigslist.Zaz Hollander