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The software is designed to improve the processing of financial data and handle tasks like accounting, budgeting and benefits administration. The budget for the project is now more than $31 million. 

Devin Kelly
A federal indictment alleges that for two years one of the men, an employee of the Las Vegas airport, used his credentials to bring the drugs into the airport without going through security.Jerzy Shedlock
An Alaska Dispatch News analysis estimates the 2014 Permanent Fund dividend could be one of the highest ever paid out but will likely fall short of the record of $2,069 set in 2008.Alex DeMarban,Sean Doogan
Employees of the Southcentral Alaska natural gas utility have voted to end their strike after two weeks and return to work without a contract.Sean Doogan
Alaska State Troopers say they’re investigating the death of an adult woman in the Southwest village of Chevak.Jerzy Shedlock
While the Pentagon begins to pick up the pieces from a rocket explosion Monday, the failure to launch also raises new questions about the future of the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp.Dermot Cole
A 37-year-old man who apparently brought a gun into the Alaska State Fair in violation of fair rules was medevacked from the fairgrounds late Tuesday after he accidentally shot himself while getting into his car in the parking lot, according to the Palmer public safety officials. Tegan Hanlon
State ferry unions are working without contracts as the Parnell administration tries to push down what it says are generous wages in the Alaska Marine Highway System. Tuesday, one ferry union's members approved a tentative contract, another was talking strike and a third was still in negotiations.Pat Forgey
Archaeologists working in eastern Canada have recovered what they believe to be Labrador's first snowmachine, a nearly 100-year-old Ford Model T modified to run on skis.Alaska Dispatch News
When the union members rejected a three-year contract agreed to by its negotiating team, it raised the threat of a strike, but Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer said they'll now be able to continue to use the expired contract while negotiating a new one. Pat Forgey