Economy

Addressing concerns over his gas line proposal, Gov. Bill Walker says a project serving as a backup to AKLNG is needed in part to ensure the state isn't locked into a bad long-term deal with the oil industry. Alex DeMarban
Most people believe they have their homes and rental properties adequately insured against unforeseen disasters. The policy gaps are evident only when a problem occurs. Then you find out what is not covered.Barbara Ramsey,Clair Ramsey
As the Legislature inched toward its scheduled end Sunday, it was looking increasingly unlikely that Gov. Bill Walker's plan to expand Medicaid would pass.Nathaniel Herz
The latest jobless numbers show that Alaska’s economy is essentially stable despite low oil prices and looming cuts to state spending.Jeannette Lee Falsey
The Obama administration on Friday took the first formal steps to boost the royalties that energy companies must pay for oil and gas they pull from public lands, angering an industry already reeling from plummeting crude prices.Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Hearst Newspapers
Construction season has begun in Anchorage, with little sign that the dramatic year-long slide in oil prices has discouraged the building of new homes or the renovation of older ones.Jeannette Lee Falsey
A Republican lawmaker with a bill to create a personal income tax has now turned his attention to oil companies. Rep. Paul Seaton of Homer said he hopes the measures will help the state close its multibillion-dollar shortfall.Alex DeMarban
Several Alaska salmon processors have decided to rejoin one of the world’s best-known sustainable seafood certification programs after breaking away about three years ago.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Mayor Sullivan says $7 million left over from 2014 will reduce property taxes and fund police and fire academies and a new program for addiction treatment.Mike Dunham
With no votes to spare, the Alaska House overturned a law that had called for a 2.5 percent raise for a couple of thousand nonunion state employees.Dermot Cole
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