Abbey Collins, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
After a summer of pandemic disruptions and poor salmon runs, Alaska fishermen await more federal relief money
Government relief money has helped fishermen, and the state is finalizing a plan for how to spend another $50 million in federal dollars for the industry.
Data from the Alaska Department of Labor show an estimated 6,900 jobs in the state’s oil and gas industry in September. That’s down from 10,000 in January.
Until the virus is under control, experts say the state’s economy will continue to suffer.
Alaska’s Labor department says unemployed Alaskans will finally begin seeing additional funds Friday
The program promises to pay some unemployed Alaskans an extra $300 per week for up to six weeks.
The owners say in this first year, they've sold enough shampoo and conditioner to keep nearly 700 plastic bottles out of the landfill, but their business looks a lot different than they thought it would, thanks to the pandemic.
Conflict in the region goes back decades, but recent clashes began at the end of September.
A $300 dollar per week boost in unemployment payments still hasn't arrived, and economists say that without more cash from the federal government, the entire economy is at risk.
Seventeen percent of Alaska’s workforce is employed by the state’s nonprofit industry.
The state has a 99.9% enumeration rate, according to the Census Bureau.
The money, while currently in the city’s general fund, is from the federal CARES Act funding allocated to the municipality.
The vote came after a contentious start to the meeting, during which Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s resignation was announced by his Chief of Staff, Jason Bockenstedt.
ACDA will pay $1.7 million for the parking garage and $1.5 million for a majority stake in the Nordstrom building.
Alaska’s largest ski resort has a plan to operate during the pandemic. What will the slopes be like this year?
With a new operations plan in place, Alyeska Resort in Girdwood is set to get the lifts running again this winter.
The AEDC has launched an initiative, appealing to remote workers to move to Anchorage.
On Monday, Cineworld, the parent company of Regal, announced the temporary suspension of operations at all of its U.S. theaters, as of Thursday, Oct. 8.
The season is changing, and some businesses didn’t survive the summer. The ones that did are now preparing for the long winter ahead.
The rule change is set to expire on November 15, when the state’s COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration ends.
After plummeting this spring, low oil prices show no signs of rising. What does that mean for Alaska?
As impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic linger around the world, it's unclear if or when prices will be high again.
Nationally, Black and Asian Americans are facing a much greater increase in the unemployment rate, compared to white Americans.
As the school year begins, Alaska school administrators worry low enrollment could impact state funding
Financially, there is a lot at stake. State funding of public schools is tied directly to enrollment.