Alaska's senior senator began her talk at the chamber lunch last week with her intention to talk about something the crowd hadn't heard before. However, national hot-button issues like sequestration and partisanship couldn't be kept down. Sen.
Juneau Reps. Cathy Munoz and Beth Kerttula showed the teamwork they said is characteristic of southeast Alaska legislators when they split a dozen topics in back-to-back speeches at Juneau's Chamber of Commerce lunch on Thursday.
Legislation sponsors say Senate Bill 7 brings certain corporate tax brackets in line with inflation; the bill is in its final reading on the Senate floor. Senators could cast votes on the bill as early as Friday. SB 7 is sponsored by Sen.
Juneau's Chamber of Commerce warmed its new offices at the Huna Totem Building with Alaskan Amber beer, Abby's Kitchen hors d'oeuvres and a chance to grill Alaska U.S. Senator Mark Begich.
The air above Cairo was a thick, pink haze of pollution last October when former Juneau mayor Jamie Parsons and wife Mary Beth Parsons returned to the suburb of Maadi to visit friends. Driving beneath the haze they saw a woman wearing a flowing jellabiya and headscarf sweep trash from the street with a twig broom, but the Dumpster nearby was overflowing.
The Southeast Alaska electrical intertie - a long-range, multi-phase power project intended to connect the region's communities - is getting a boost from the state.
Former Juneau office holders and political pundits cite those as some of the reasons why people aren't exactly storming the gates to get on the ballot this fall.
The deputy director of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association urged Juneau's Chamber of Commerce on Thursday not to support raising oil taxes, saying lawmakers should pass a tax policy that encourages investment. Sound off...
At the Alaska World Trade Center's 2012 Economic Forecast program, guest speakers spoke often about how China will play an even greater role in the economy of Alaska and that of the world.
When describing the Alaska railroad system to Juneau's Chamber of Commerce, an official explained that a railway costs about a tenth as much to build as a road. I asked if a railroad had ever been considered...
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