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Oil hits lowest price of ’22 a week before state budget is due
$74.22 a barrel far below $87 break-even price for FY23; governor mum on how drop may affect FY24
Hints of cooling prices, but Fed vows firm inflation stance
The Fed appears ready to continue efforts to ensure prices are moving in the right direction
Cruise ships are returning to Juneau, will seasonal workers?
Businesses cite disruption, housing in challenging hiring market.
Study: PFD increases spending on kids among low-income families
More research needed.
Feds put freeze on Roadless Rule rollback
On the Roadless Rule again.
Final cruise ship of 2021 leaves Juneau
A limited season winds down.
Alaska’s minimum wage to remain unchanged in 2022
$1 more than the federal wage.
After steep decline, transportation numbers are slowly taking off again
Passengers are coming back by boat, plane and bus, but not yet at pre-pandemic numbers.
Salmon returns set records in Bristol Bay while Southeast runs struggle
Prices are up all around.
Forest Service set to approve Kensington expansion
Objections period is open.
Survey shows Southeast business owners at odds with Dunleavy budget
The survey spans the region.
Low census response loses Alaska billions of dollars
Money left on the table.
Opinion: Job losses are personal. I should know.
I’m preparing to tell you something very personal and intensely painful.
Opinion: Taxes are the only way to boost Alaska’s economy
The state needs a new revenue stream.
Opinion: Pulp fiction won’t grow the economy
It’s an elaborate cover on top of a cheap fantasy.
Opinion: Build Alaska’s economy on the strengths of its university system
A strong state requires a strong university.
Opinion: Investment is the only way to achieve growth and stability
Cutting projects and jobs has never built a society.
Alaska Air Group plans to add 3,000 jobs this year
Most of the openings will not require previous airline experience.
Goldbelt officials “fairly confident” about $5.4 billion federal contract
The company would do work for the U.S. Army.
State jobs, population projected to keep falling in Juneau
A silver lining was that jobs and earnings increased in Southeast.