Sen. Lisa Murkowski Skeptical Of Forest Service’s Tongass Plan
Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DC
Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell defended his management of the Tongass National Forest to the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who chairs the panel, says the service isn’t allowing enough timber sales to keep what remains of the logging industry in Southeast Alaska in business.
Arctic Barge Nears Russia After Months In Ice
Annie Ropeik, KUCB – Unalaska
An unmanned fuel barge that got stuck in Arctic sea ice last fall has now made it almost as far as Russia’s northern coast.
What Does Alaska’s Minimum Wage Hike Mean For Businesses?
Annie Hillman, KSKA – Anchorage
Alaska’s statewide minimum wage increase went into effect on Tuesday. Now, thousands of jobs in the state pay $8.75 an hour — a dollar increase. So what does this means for Anchorage’s small businesses and consumers?
University of Alaska To Launch Sexual Assault Survey Next Week
Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau
After a several month delay, the University of Alaska will launch a survey next week that deals with sexual assault on campus.
Navigating “The New Normal” Of Legal Marijuana
Emily Kwong, KCAW – Sitka
The changing laws surrounding legalized marijuana have already created a ripple effect in Sitka. Law enforcement is ironing out the details and businesses are catering to new clientele with mixed results.
Independent Power Producers Seek Utility Regulations Change
Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage
Alternative energy producers in Alaska may benefit from new rules the Regulatory Commission of Alaska is considering. But other independents say the state’s power statutes are so antiquated they should be completely revised.
Rough Winter Takes Toll On Dillingham Residents
Matt Martin, KDLG – Dillingham
The lack of snow and warm temperatures this winter have not gone unnoticed by businesses and recreational enthusiasts in Bristol Bay.