Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
That's because the federal government is in its third week of a partial shutdown. Around 5,700 people in Alaska work for unfunded federal agencies. So right now, they're furloughed or working without pay.
In 2019, state economists think Alaska could finally start gaining a modest amount of jobs.
Alaska's lone congressman had a ceremonial role in a major transition that happened Thursday in Washington D.C.
An additional $30 million is needed before the Hubbard and Tazlina ferries can start sailing, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
Flight 128 had a potential engine issue, according to a statement from Delta Air Lines
Alaska oil is selling at a higher price than oil produced in the Lower 48. Why are the prices so different?
Economic activity driven by last month's major earthquake is not going to pull the state out of recession.
How much people may be willing to spend at businesses is important for the local economy. Consumer confidence surveys are an attempt to measure this. And, in Alaska right now, they're showing positive signs. But, there's more to the story.
After a weekend of cleanup, many businesses are re-opening. But not everyone has the all-clear yet.
The board heard emotional testimony from several people opposed to the closure, but ultimately voted 5-2 in favor of shutting the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson elementary school.
Five songs by Alaska artists will now cycle through the state's hold music, thanks to a new effort called the Alaska Music On Hold Project.
Cyclists were perplexed when a bovine creature turned up on a popular Anchorage bike trail. Listen now
For the second year in a row, Alaska residents will see cheaper monthly rates. But, insurance rates remain high, compared to most other states in the country. Listen now
The Catholic Archdiocese in Anchorage announced Wednesday it will take a close look at possible sexual abuse within the church. Listen now
While recessions in other energy-dependent states have come and gone, Alaska’s economy has yet to recover. Listen now
Like much of Alaska, the mountains and woods around Haines are home to many bears. For the most part, people try to avoid them. But there’s one spot where people seek them out. Listen now
On Friday, a Klukwan resident set out to pick blueberries in the Upper Chilkat Valley. When he didn’t return, an extensive search began. After two days alone in the woods, he was found alive and well. Listen now