Economy

President Barack Obama will be in Alaska next week, including a stop in Anchorage that will cause some closures along roads and to other services.Sean Doogan,Devin Kelly
To fight high housing costs in Juneau, city officials are considering property tax exemptions for some developments.Associated Press
Under the Marijuana Control Board's current proposed regulations, all business owners and investors must be Alaska residents. Some are calling foul, saying that decision could break the industry, and they question whether the requirement is legal. Laurel Andrews
Speaking at an Arctic conference in Anchorage Tuesday, a managing partner of a global investment firm said the Arctic presented "massive" investment opportunity and pitched an as-yet-unveiled protocol to attract would-be investors and guide investment in the region.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Mark Johnston has been serving as acting manager of the city-owned electric utility since July.Sean Doogan
Citing concerns from the business community, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough mayor has vetoed a tax on electronic cigarettes known as e-cigarettes, or "vapes."Zaz Hollander
A male supervisor throws his weight around -- literally -- to intimidate two female subordinates. Is it "blowing things out of proportion" to report such behavior?Lynne Curry
Individual Alaskans pay the lowest state taxes in the nation, and the budget has been heavily slashed. It's not enough for some Republican lawmakers. Alex DeMarban
Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that he plans to recommend to legislators that the state buy out TransCanada Corp.'s position in the major liquefied natural gas project that Alaska is pursuing.Becky Bohrer
With sea ice dwindling, vessel traffic increasing and investment pouring in, the time for talking about Arctic infrastructure is over and the time for action is now, speakers at a conference in Anchorage said Sunday.Yereth Rosen
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