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Alaska Book Week scheduled for Oct. 4-11

...Week is supported by Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska Humanities Forum, University of Alaska Press, Associated General Contractors of Alaska, Babbling Book, Epicenter Press, Vered Publishing & Design House, Arctic Cliffhangers, Great Northwest...
Construction companies awarded for training academy grads

The Associated General Contractors of Alaska relies on willing businesses to apprentice recent Alaska Construction Academy graduates. AGC is scheduled to show their appreciation...
Alaska drops statewide preferential hire for public jobs

...effects of the change are likely to have minimal effect, said John MacKinnon, executive director of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska, a trade association. He said less than 10 percent of all construction in the state would be affected...
Alaska Digest

Staff reports from around the state
Alaska Editorial: Fishing, construction industries looking up

At least two segments of Alaska's economy are looking strong - construction contracts are holding at a record high level and the market for Bristol Bay red salmon appears promising. Bradner's Alaska Economic Report predicts that an unprecedented combination of factors could make Bristol Bay fishermen's paychecks significantly larger than they have been in recent years.
Rising steel costs shape building prices

North Pacific Erectors in Juneau got hit with an extra $10,000 bill for the construction of a rental commercial building near Lemon Creek because of the fast-rising price of steel, President Jim Williams said Tuesday.
Native voters, corporations provide key Murkowski support

An extraordinary effort by Alaska Natives, particularly Alaska Native Corporations, looks to have swung state's U.S. Senate race from enemy Joe Miller to ally Lisa Murkowski.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Wednesday Breakfast Club, 8 a.m., Silverbow Back Room. The Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meets to discuss local and global social issues. Call 586-3694. Wednesday adult hike, 9:30 a.m., trailhead at 28 mile Glacier Highway.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...representatives of the Alaska Federation of Natives, the University of Alaska, the AFL-CIO, the Associated General Contractors of Alaska, and the Alaska Municipal League. ]All-age Story Time, 11-11:30 a.m., Mendenhall Valley...
My turn: Support the system to review Pebble Mine

A laska is a resource development state. Whether fish, minerals, oil and gas, or timber, resource development has driven Alaska's economy for generations.


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