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Unemployment Rate at 6.4 Percent in March

Unemployment Rate at 6.4 Percent in March

JUNEAU, Alaska— Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in March, unchanged from February. The comparable national rate was 4.5 percent. Preliminary estimates show employment was down by 7,100 jobs, or 2.2 percent, compared to March 2016. Substantial losses continued in oil, construction, state government, and professional…

Tribe Adjourns 82nd Annual Tribal Assembly

Tribe Adjourns 82nd Annual Tribal Assembly

Juneau, AK – Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) adjourned its 82nd Annual Tribal Assembly on April 21, 2017 at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau, Alaska. Attending this year’s assembly were 99 of 107 Delegates who traveled in from Southeast…

Governor Walker Calls on Alaska Students to Help Name New Trooper K9’s

Governor Walker Calls on Alaska Students to Help Name New Trooper K9’s

JUNEAU – Governor Bill Walker is calling on Alaska’s sixth-grade classes to help name two of the state’s newest trooper K9’s. The dog-naming contest is a part of the Governor’s plan to build a safer Alaska and combat the state’s growing opioid and heroin epidemic. “Drug dogs are…

Governor Walker Lowers State Flags to Honor Former State Representative Bill Miles

Governor Walker Lowers State Flags to Honor Former State Representative Bill Miles

ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker, on Wednesday ordered all Alaska flags be lowered in honor of former Representative…

Indigenous Peoples Day Legislation Passes the Alaska Legislature

Indigenous Peoples Day Legislation Passes the Alaska Legislature

Juneau – Legislation to name the second Monday in October as “Indigenous Peoples Day” passed the Alaska Legislature…

Unified Command Formed in Response to Oil and Gas Well Discharge Near Prudhoe Bay

Unified Command Formed in Response to Oil and Gas Well Discharge Near Prudhoe Bay

A Unified Command, consisting of responders from Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC), U. S. Environmental Protection Agency…

Governor Walker Meets with Vice President Pence in Anchorage

Governor Walker Meets with Vice President Pence in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker met with Vice President Mike Pence in Anchorage Saturday to discuss Alaska’s significant…

Northwest Arctic Borough & Red Dog Consider New Payment Agreement

Northwest Arctic Borough & Red Dog Consider New Payment Agreement

Kotzebue, AK – Thursday, the Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB) and the operator of the Red Dog Mine, Teck…

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