Vic Fischer, one of the two surviving delegates to the Alaska Constitutional Convention, recently quoted Bob Bartlett, our first U.S. senator, who cautioned Alaskans not to allow us to become captive to out-of-state companies.
Michael Satre's phone started ringing early on Sunday morning last week because co-workers feared it would not be long before there were reports of someone trapped or hurt in one of Juneau's hundreds of abandoned mines.
U.S. mining operations broke safety records in 2011 with the lowest recorded fatality and injury numbers for miners. The rate of fatal injury for mining as a whole in 2011 was half 2010 numbers at 0.
The federal Economic Development Administration has given the go-ahead for a grant application that could supply $5 million for a $10 million ship lift at Alaska Ship and Drydock.
Staff reports from around the state
Staff and Wire reports form around the state
For struggling Alaska salmon fishermen, a federal financial aid program will shut down this year. But many fishermen see the bright side - getting disqualified for federal aid is a good sign for their industry.
Jacob Case is studying to be a marine industrial coater in an apprenticeship program geared to provide Alaska Ship & Drydock the skilled workers it needs.
The state is receiving up to $8 million in federal funds to provide job retraining for fishermen and seafood industry employees affected by the salmon price decline, the state's labor commissioner said Monday.
Information technology and health care. Those are two fields Juneau school officials want to focus on as they try to prepare students for the jobs of the future, and for a good reason.
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