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  1. Referendum effort looms over plan to use Fund earningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Getting a bill passed to use Permanent Fund income to pay down Alaska's multibillion-dollar budget deficits might be only half the battle. Both houses of the Legislature have now passed a version of Gov. Bill Walker's plan to restructure the Permanent Fund and reduce the amount available for dividends.

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  2. Lower profile legislation chugs through extended sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Sen. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, left, and Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage listen as Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, presents House Bill 115, a revived Alaska income tax, to the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee on April 25 in Juneau. With attention focused on income taxes, oil taxes, the operating budget and using Permanent Fund earnings, several other pieces of legislation are still chugging along but may not see resolution until 2018.

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  3. Guest Commentary: An Alaska we can all believe inRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The debate in Juneau is about what kind of state we want to live in. I want an Alaska we can all believe in, not one where too many of our neighbors are talking about leaving.

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  4. First blood test for breast cancer detection reaches AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Dr. Karen Barbosa, a Breast Fellowship-trained surgeon in Anchorage, has begun using BioZorb in lumpectomies. After a lump is removed, the surgeon inserts the device, a spiral the size of a walnut and six little titanium clips, that is implanted in the area where the lump was removed.

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  5. State program shows success recruiting health workersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A seven-year-old program to recruit medical professionals to Alaska led by the Department of Health and Social Services has resulted in 254 physicians, behavioral specialists, dentists and other professionals coming to or staying in Alaska to work. The state program is called SHARP, short for the tongue-twisting Supporting Health Access Repayment Program, and it helps graduating health professionals handle mountains of student loan debt.

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  6. Owner dies day after state shut down her Anchorage cannabis clubRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Pot Luck Events in Anchorage, which allowed individuals to consume and share cannabis in exchange for a membership fee, long held out against legal pressure from the state and municipality, but finally shut its doors on April 20 after receiving a letter from Alaska's top marijuana enforcement official ordering it to cease operations. The next day, on April 21, owner Theresa Collins died from a yearlong battle with ovarian cancer.

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  7. Murkowski: Health care concerns heard 'wherever I go'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    With an opportunity to discuss nearly anything on their minds, a gathering of Anchorage realtors consistently steered an April 20 conversation with Sen. Lisa Murkowski back to health care. Murkowski said the chief issue of concern raised at the Anchorage Board of Realtors lunch continued a trend among the many Alaskans she talks to.

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  8. Movers and Shakers for April 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Blake Phillips joined Alaska Permanent Capital Management as director of institutional sales. Phillips began his career in finance as a research analyst at the global investment bank Fox-Pitt, Kelton in New York City.

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  9. Entrepreneurs awarded at UA competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 26 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Pandere Shoe inventors Laura Oden, Cecila Crossett and Ayla Rogers took second place at the 2017 Alaska Business Plan Competition April 21 at the Beartooth Theatre hosted by the University of Alaska Business Enterprise Institute. The trio of Alaska Pacific University students also carried away the Best Student Business Plan, InnovateHER, and the Manufacturing Kicker awards for their shoe design that expands to fit swollen feet.

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  10. Senate rewrites House oil tax billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 25 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Senate Republicans have a new way to get the State of Alaska out from under its $700 million oil and gas tax credit obligation and it's based on oil companies paying each other. The Senate Resources Committee, chaired by Anchorage Republican Sen. Cathy Giessel, sent a version of House Bill 111 to the Senate Finance Committee on April 24 that would try expand the secondary credit market by allowing companies with additional, late-arriving production tax liabilities stemming from state audits to purchase unpaid credit certificates from small companies and apply them to the audit amount due.

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  11. Chugach kills Snow River hydropower studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 21 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Public pushback persuaded Chugach Electric Association to punt on its proposal to build a $500 million-plus hydropower project at the headwaters of the Kenai River less than four months into a decade-long process. The Anchorage electric cooperative announced late Thursday that it is canceling further study of a concept to dam the Snow River near Seward, which is the feeder system to Kenai Lake and the upper reaches of the Kenai watershed.

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  12. Guest Commentary: Investments keep Southcentral out of the coldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaskans have long recognized the importance of Cook Inlet producers and the energy and economic opportunities they create. With ongoing investments, the region has flourished and southcentral Alaska's energy production has reached new heights.

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  13. State files largest LNG permit application everRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 7 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage during a refueling stop after Xi met with President Donald Trump in Florida. China is Alaska's largest trading partner, and Walker used the opportunity to pitch the Alaska LNG Project to Xi.

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  14. Snow River hydropower concept meets immediate skepticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Chugach Electric Association is spending $200,000 this year to study a possible hydropower project that would dam the Snow River on the Kenai Peninsula. The project drew a large, and skeptical audience, at an informational meeting held April 17 in Anchorage.

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  15. Senate on offense to start overtimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    It took all session, but the Democrat-led House Majority got the final pillar of its four-part fiscal plan - an income tax - passed on the 90th day of the regular legislative session. With that, the majority Republicans in the Senate now have the House's version of a broad-based tax, the 2018 fiscal year operating budget, a government draw on the Permanent Fund and an oil tax and credit bill to consider, none of which they like at all.

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  16. Movers and Shakers for April 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Renewable Energy Alaska Project launched the Alaska Network for Energy Education and Employment in March and hired Chris McConnell as director. McConnell joins REAP from Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska where he was responsible for communications and outreach.

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  17. Inside Real Estate: Anchorage commercial permits up in 1QRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Municipality of Anchorage has reported that the total value for all categories of building permits in the first quarter of 2017 has increased by $15.26 million when compared to the first quarter of 2016. New commercial activity for the first quarter of this year includes a $27 million-plus permit for an ODOM Distribution Warehouse.

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  18. Habitat bill draws attention, but won't get vote this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Reps. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, and Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, have introduced a bill that would set up a new fisheries habitat permitting system, to be administered by the state Department of Fish and Game, for construction projects that affect waterways. Critics say the legislation would add serious burdens to environmental permit systems that are complicated enough, and set standards that many development projects will be unable to meet.

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  19. Fish Factor: Salmon outlook looks bright for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Markets are looking good, the statewide salmon catch forecast of 204 million is up by a million fish, and the world's biggest sockeye salmon fishery at Bristol Bay is breaking records for chilling its fish. Last year nearly 40 percent of Alaska's total salmon value came out of Bristol Bay.

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  20. Education funding in focus amid growing budget impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 19 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair Anna MacKinnon, left, speaks to reporters alongside Sen. Kevin Meyer during a Senate majority news conference on April 13 in Juneau. MacKinnon has proposed eliminating two lower tiers of the Alaska Performance Scholarships in a budget-cutting move while preserving the top level for students who have a GPA of 3.5 or better.

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