Economy

A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a case alleging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency worked with critics of the proposed Pebble mine with a predetermined goal to block the project.Becky Bohrer | Associated Press
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker toured a massive oil drill rig parked on Seattle's waterfront Wednesday before meeting with Gov. Jay Inslee to tell him that his position against Arctic offshore oil drilling could hurt Alaska's economy.Phuong Le | Associated Press
A ConocoPhillips project expected to produce oil late this year cleared a legal challenge after the U.S. District Court in Alaska approved a key permit. Alex DeMarban
Did this employee's boss promise a promotion and then go back on his word after the hard work was done? Or was the "promise" more a case of wishful thinking on the employee's part?Lynne Curry
With floodwaters falling sharply, roadwork to some 25 miles of damaged Dalton Highway has begun. State transportation officials don't know when the road to Deadhorse and some of the nation's largest oil fields will be reopened. Alex DeMarban
The United States has an ambitious agenda as leader of the Arctic Council and needs continued cooperation with Russia to carry it out, says the top U.S. Arctic official.Yereth Rosen
The Republican-led House majority caucus took a major step Tuesday to execute its plan to use the Alaska Permanent Fund to get access to money with which to balance this year's budget, but critics from both outside and inside the caucus have expressed concerns that the plan could threaten future dividend payments.Pat Forgey,Nathaniel Herz
The craft brewery has doubled its production capacity every year since 2011, the company says, making it the second biggest producer in the state. Laurel Andrews
"You're on your own. Try not to die," reads one Airbnb listing near the off-the-beaten path Alaska community of McCarthy. When it comes to listings on the space-sharing site in the Last Frontier, you can go traditional -- or you can really get out there.Alex DeMarban

Travelers seeking discount lodging off the beaten path can find it at its most rugged in Alaska, thanks to an increasing number of hosts offering everything from backcountry yurts to cabins, even a tent in Northwest Alaska.

Alex DeMarban
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