ANCHORAGE - Researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage are using a game to demonstrate the state's growing financial issues.
Imagine yourself standing at the edge of a dark hole in the ground. You can't see the bottom. Suddenly, your foot slips and you find yourself falling, sliding into a dark and uncertain space. You don't know when you'll hit the bottom.
On Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's budget problems.
Early this month, Jim Johnsen, the presumptive next president of the University of Alaska system, traveled to Juneau. It's a tough time to be stepping into the system's top job.
The Juneau Empire's July 5 editorial was far too charitable in its assessment of Gov. Bill Walker's veto of tax credits owed to oil and gas explorers.
University of Alaska president candidate Jim Johnsen said he expects the state university system to be providing fewer academic programs in 10 years, but that the remaining areas of study will be stronger and more successful.
JUNEAU - Congress is picking up a bill that would create corporations for residents of five southeast Alaska communities left out of a landmark land settlement decades ago. The bill authored by U.S. Rep.
Former Gov. Jay Hammond said this when later describing the reasons he and others created the Permanent Fund: "I wanted to transform oil wells pumping oil for a finite period into money wells pumping money for infinity.
Southeast Conference begins its two-day Mid-Session Summit today at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The annual summit kicks off with opening remarks at 8 a.m.
During the fall, a large number of candidates campaigned on the theme of enacting sustainable budgets. For example, on his campaign website Gov.
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