What was supposed to be a celebrated return to a form of normalcy became topsy-turvy as spiking COVID-19 case counts are disrupting a second fall convention season in Anchorage for event planners and those behind the scenes.
Companies involved in moving frozen seafood from Western Alaska to the eastern U.S. say they and others follow the law, and wrongfully face more than $350 million in penalties.
You’ll be paying more for coffee, every day, for possibly the rest of your life. And it may not taste as good.
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In Anchorage, the average rent was $1,172, or a 2.8% increase over 2020.
Fish Factor: Alaska’s Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will be closed for the first time in over 25 years.
Some Alaska employers and union leaders said the proposal will help combat a labor shortage by slowing the spread of the virus and easing concerns about safety at work. But some employers believe the requirements could cost them workers.
An initial assessment of the management plan shows that it conflicts with President Joe Biden’s executive order in January to reduce carbon emissions, according to a legal memorandum Interior filed Tuesday.
State Rep. Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham) said Walton’s appointment could be controversial when he’s up for legislative confirmation next year due to his support for scrapping the law that limits Bristol Bay to 32-foot vessels.
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Second of three parts: As salmon stocks have crashed on the Yukon River, so has a key source of income in fish-dependent communities.
Kloosterboer International Forwarding and Alaska Reefer Management are suing to stop the penalties.
Hollis French wanted the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to address the question of the agency’s enforcement role over the leak, and the agency refused, saying it didn’t have jurisdiction.
Employees who show proof of vaccination will receive $200, Alaska Airlines said in a statement.
The mandatory vaccinations do not apply to crew members in the fishing fleet, which operate separately from Peter Pan.
Leaders of the trust continue to insist the initial decisions to use the money elsewhere were justified according to a follow-up report from the state’s auditor.
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The catch was bolstered by a surge of pink salmon to the three top producing regions - Prince William Sound, Southeast and Kodiak - combined with strong landings of sockeyes.
Owners are reducing business hours and operations to support employees.
The Assembly approved leasing 17 acres to Shee Atiká Inc., which plans to work with another company to develop the land with attractions such as zip lines, a salmon bake and a canoe launch.