A sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. Unemployment rates fell in 29 states in August and held steady in 11 as hiring remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices continued to take a toll on energy-producing states.

Jobless rates fall in 29 states in August amid job gains

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 29 states in August and held steady in 11 as hiring remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices… Continue reading

A sign attracts job-seekers during a job fair at the Marriott Hotel in Colonie, N.Y. Unemployment rates fell in 29 states in August and held steady in 11 as hiring remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices continued to take a toll on energy-producing states.

Agency investigates deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska coast

ANCHORAGE — A federal agency is investigating the deaths of 25 walrus found on a northwest Alaska beach.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Andrea Medeiros… Continue reading

Pictured are both the Walter Soboleff Building (left) and Sealaska Plaza Building (right), which houses the parent Sealaska Native corporation. The Ketchikan Daily News reported Sealaska is exploring new revenue streams, including a possible acquisition of a natural foods business.

Sealaska looks to diversify revenue stream

KETCHIKAN — As Sealaska Corp. reduces its timber program, the company is exploring new revenue streams, including a possible acquisition of a natural foods business.Sealaska… Continue reading

Pictured are both the Walter Soboleff Building (left) and Sealaska Plaza Building (right), which houses the parent Sealaska Native corporation. The Ketchikan Daily News reported Sealaska is exploring new revenue streams, including a possible acquisition of a natural foods business.

With cuts on horizon, UA needs budget hike just to stay level

The University of Alaska expects to need $27 million more next year from the Alaska Legislature to fund operations. The state’s Office of Management and… Continue reading

Dan and Lisa Galloway gets help from Chancellor John Pugh, right, as they move their daughter, Catherine, into the new freshman student housing at the University of Alaska Southeast in August 2014. The resident housing has been named after Pugh, who retired at the end of the last school year.

Pugh ‘honored’ by UAS hall naming

The new freshman dorm at the University of Alaska Southeast was named in honor of one of its favored administrators during a Thursday evening ceremony… Continue reading

Dan and Lisa Galloway gets help from Chancellor John Pugh, right, as they move their daughter, Catherine, into the new freshman student housing at the University of Alaska Southeast in August 2014. The resident housing has been named after Pugh, who retired at the end of the last school year.

Galena man shot by Fairbanks state troopers dies of injuries

FAIRBANKS — A Galena man shot by Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks has died of his injuries.Troopers say 19-year-old Tristan Vent died at about 6:30… Continue reading

Districts prepare for student tests to evaluate teachers

ANCHORAGE — While this school year is newly under way, district officials across Alaska are turning their attention to additional standardized tests students will take… Continue reading

File - In this July 25, 2015 file photo, the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads up the Willamette River under protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge on its way to Alaska in Portland, Ore.

Actors join campaign to draw attention to Arctic

ANCHORAGE — Critics of Arctic offshore petroleum drilling have used climbing gear, kayaks and polar bear costumes to protest industrial activity in the Arctic. They’re… Continue reading

File - In this July 25, 2015 file photo, the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads up the Willamette River under protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge on its way to Alaska in Portland, Ore.

GCI launches super-fast Internet in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — Residents of the Anchorage neighborhood of Rogers Park can now surf the web at record speeds as General Communication Inc. launched its 1-gig… Continue reading