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Fish Factor: Salmon streams' future

Two hearings this month could change the face of Alaska's salmon fisheries forever. On Aug. 21, the Department of Natural Resources will hear both sides on competing claims to water rights for salmon streams at Upper Cook Inlet's Chuitna River or for a proposed coal mine.
My Turn: Cracks in the door

During the first week of November 2014, even as plummeting oil prices were roiling the global economy, global oil markets witnessed a minor revolution. On Nov.
Agency seeks OK to fire rockets near sea lions

...didn't deal with the possibility of a rocket exploding after launch. The Anchorage Daily News reports the U.S. Commerce Department announced last week it was seeking public comments on the permit. The department said the loudest rockets could...
Russian imports cut crab prices

...past decade, poaching has been a frequent problem in Russian fisheries, and Alaska crabbers have requested a U.S. Commerce Department investigation to determine if some king-crab imports are a black-market product caught in violation of Russian...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...percent last year to $1.82 billion, with coal and timber each falling by more than 50 percent, according to U.S. Commerce Department statistics. However, air freight exported from the United States through Alaska continued its steady growth...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

JUNEAU - Recreational vehicles will have one more place to empty their toilet tanks when the city builds a dump station at Jackie Renninger Park in the Mendenhall Valley.
State library getting federal money for broadband aimed at linking Alaska communities through Internet access at 104 public libraries statewide. The U.S. Commerce Department funding will cover most of the project's cost. The rest is coming from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...
Regional News
Company, school team up in computer ed

...of the information technology industry, with an 8.3 percent jump in employment annually, according to the U.S. Commerce Department. Networking jobs pay $40,000 to $70,000 to start, Powers and industry members said. Even right out...
State and local briefly
Seized vessel shines light on challenge US, other nations face with illegal fishing

...statistics are elusive as to whether enforcement actions are having a significant impact on the problem.The U.S. Commerce Department in a report to Congress this year said that since IUU fishing activities are generally carried out covertly...


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