Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
It's a seller's market: homes are going fast and at high prices. But experts say they're not seeing the warning signs of a housing bubble.
State and federal leaders have been trying to find ways to bring large ships back to the state this year. But summer is right around the corner.
In Anchorage’s COVID-19 economy, social media skills are essential for small business — but not everyone has them
Familia opened in May 2020. Their food has gained a strong following despite the pandemic.
McCoy says his top priority is building and earning trust within the community.
Hope for big ships at some point this summer is not lost yet, but the outlook is bleak. Leaders in Alaska and Washington D.C. are attempting to find solutions.
Financial needs linger among Alaskans, a year after the start of the pandemic shocked the state’s economy
Needs have settled down after the early spike, but many Alaskans are still dealing with the financial impacts of the pandemic, which are expected to linger in the months ahead.
The change is small -- a 1.1% decline in prices.
The American Rescue Plan, which includes another round of federal relief money for Americans impacted by the pandemic.
The housing market’s upswing doesn’t account for thousands of Alaskans who are struggling to make ends meet.
Alaska lost 27,000 jobs in 2020. And, while the whole state suffered, regions that depend on tourism were hit especially hard.
In the last year, employees at Salmon Berry Tours delivered groceries, plants and Christmas Trees. They also took on a new role in Hatcher Pass.
Alaska State Troopers are warning of avalanche danger around Bear Mountain in Chugiak, after three people were reportedly killed in a slide there this week.
CEO Angela Rodell says the organization recently held slightly over 168,000 shares in GameStop, but that number changes daily.
The forecast predicts Anchorage will add 4,000 jobs this year.
The Restaurant Rescue program, aims to help keep restaurants busy, while feeding residents in need.
Right now, West Texas Intermediate, Brent and Alaska North Slope Crude are all selling for over $50 per barrel.
Alaska is expected to add jobs in 2021, but at a slow pace.
"They want comics to read or graphic novels or they want to play a role playing game just to get away from the real world for a few hours."
Economists were expecting to see modest job growth in 2020. Instead, the state lost around 27,000 jobs.
Artists in the state are trying to adapt by moving business online. But some artists say they’re making a fraction of normal sales.