Economy

A reader who's a contract flight attendant for a charter airline reports that since her best friend divorced the airline's chief pilot, he's had it out for her. What can she do to counter his bullying behavior? Lynne Curry
A piece of language inserted into this year's 68-page operating budget would seek to limit travel for medical care funded by Medicaid, but health officials say it's similar to what they're already doing.Pat Forgey
Technology costs, low city employee morale and a recommendation for a civil rights law to add protections for the gay, lesbian and transgender community were among items in a report from the new mayor's transition team.Devin Kelly
As local governments wrestle with economic worries, they're looking for new sources of revenue, and the tobacco tax is increasingly becoming an attractive option that's palatable to voters as well.Jeannette Lee Falsey
The mint-colored shack near Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage has reopened this summer as a snack-selling offspring of the Busy Beans coffee shop tucked in Government Hill.Tegan Hanlon
A 32-mile railroad line across Point MacKenzie isn't built yet and has no funding for next year, but the state has already paid more than $8 million in varying per-acre rates to nine farmers in the train's path. Zaz Hollander

The state of Alaska paid nine farmers more than $8 million to clear a path for the as-yet unfinished 32-mile railroad line slated to cross Point MacKenzie farmlands en route from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough port to the Parks Highway.

Zaz Hollander
Gridlock over who has access to the Marine Stewardship Council’s blue sustainability label appears to finally be over. The Pacific Salmon Processors Association, or PSPA, will take over the MSC clientship from the Alaska Salmon Processors Association by October. Any processor will be able to join the new group.Molly Dischner
Alaska's big Bristol Bay run, which continues to trickle in, has exceeded 34 million fish, but the price per pound is down about 60 percent from last year as the supply piles up. Laine Welch
A larger-than-projected drop in revenue this year for the Alaska Railroad has leadership exploring ways to strike real estate deals on railroad property and run more beer trains and other popular specialty passenger excursions.Jeannette Lee Falsey
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