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March Jobs up 0.3% from Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.5%

March Jobs up 0.3% from Last Year; Unemployment Rate at 6.5%

  JUNEAU, Alaska—March employment was up an estimated 0.3 percent, or 1,000 jobs, from March 2018. Construction added the largest number of jobs from last March (1,100), followed by health care and the transportation, warehousing and utilities sector, which both added 400 jobs. Manufacturing — which is mostly…

University of Alaska Southeast Commencement 2019

University of Alaska Southeast Commencement 2019

  JUNEAU, SITKA, KETCHIKAN – On the first weekend in May, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will celebrate student achievement and success at commencement activities on its three campuses in Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau. UAS expects to award 399 associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees, 97 certificates and…

Murkowski questions National Guard and Reserve Leaders on Arctic Training

Murkowski questions National Guard and Reserve Leaders on Arctic Training

 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) recently participated in a Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to review the FY2020 Budget Request for the National Guard and Reserve. During the hearing, Murkowski emphasized the military’s significant and evolving opportunities in the Arctic. The Committee heard from the…

Commercial Fishermen Dismayed with Legislature’s Confirmation of Pro-Pebble Advocate to Head Key Water Quality Watchdog Agency

Commercial Fishermen Dismayed with Legislature’s Confirmation of Pro-Pebble Advocate to Head Key Water Quality Watchdog Agency

  Jason Brune Approved as Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Juneau – Legislators voted to confirm Jason Brune…

Representatives Criticize Decision to rush Departure of Alaska Public Defender

Representatives Criticize Decision to rush Departure of Alaska Public Defender

  Governor Dunleavy stifles voice of Public Defender during important public safety discussions JUNEAU – House State Affairs…

KeyBank Employee who stole $4.2 Million from Vault to be Sentenced April 29th

KeyBank Employee who stole $4.2 Million from Vault to be Sentenced April 29th

  On Tuesday, U.S Attorney Bryan Schroder’s office released the sentencing memorandum that the Department of Justice filed…

Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Pilot near Pish River

Alaska Air Guardsmen Rescue Pilot near Pish River

  JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue…

Prince William Sound Sport and Subsistence Shrimp Pot Fishery Opens

Prince William Sound Sport and Subsistence Shrimp Pot Fishery Opens

  (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) –Today kicked off the 2019 Prince William Sound sport and subsistence shrimp pot fishery. Alaska…

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