Alaska oil spill responders have adopted new rules for the rapid use of chemical dispersant but say dispersant will continue to be considered only rarely, when mechanical cleanup is not practical.Dan Joling | Associated Press
Arthur Keyes made his name as a tireless farm promoter who helped start several markets. He replaces a Palin appointee whom Gov. Bill Walker last year asked to leave the position. Zaz Hollander
COMMENT: If Alaska hopes to have a stable, educated and healthy future workforce, it needs to take care of it now, while it’s still in diapers, or spend exponentially more down the road.Jill Burke
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
An Alaska Native regional corporation says it has acquired a sand and gravel company in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.Associated Press

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
When political arguments threaten to derail workplace civility, can managers shut them down? Should they? Lynne Curry
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will not likely take action to pre-emptively block the massive Pebble Mine proposed in the Bristol Bay watershed, because of delays caused by a series of lawsuits, a top agency official said Monday.Yereth Rosen
Moda Health will resume selling and renewing policies in the individual and group markets under the Affordable Care Act, officials in Alaska and Oregon say.Tegan Hanlon
The municipality of Anchorage will expand its stake in a Cook Inlet gas field in a $152 million deal with ConocoPhillips that also involves Chugach Electric Association, officials announced Monday.Alex DeMarban
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