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  1. Cannabis industry readies for next steps after first licenses approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The first commercial licenses are issued, growers are gearing up to grow, the Marijuana Control Board is shuffling, and the Alaska marijuana industry is entering a new chapter. Nearly year after the Marijuana Control Board began its commercial cannabis rollout, on June 9 the board gave the go-ahead to over two dozen marijuana growers looking to stock retail shelves later this fall.

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  2. Middle Earth' tax credit debate reaches Interior gas projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Crews are seen laying gas lines in North Pole last summer as part of the buildout for the Interior Energy Project being led by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to deliver cheaper and cleaner fuel to Fairbanks and North Pole. The project has been beset by delays, and the latest could result from a desire to wait for drilling results from Doyon Ltd. that could result in a source of gas 60 miles from Fairbanks rather than the current plan to truck LNG from Cook Inlet.

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  3. COMMENTARY: Railbelt power utilities entering new era of cooperationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    For 75 years, Matanuska Electric Association has provided our members with electricity as a platform for economic growth and community vitality. This year we have a new milestone to celebrate: May 1 marked one full year of producing, transmitting and distributing our own power thanks to MEA's new Eklutna Generation Station power plant.

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  4. AG hires lawyer who advised threatening leasesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards, left, and Gov. Bill Walker have assembled many of their former colleagues from the Alaska Gasline Port Authority into state jobs including Walker's chief of staff, members of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. board of directors and now former legal consultant Mark Cotham as a contractor with the Department of Law. Photo/Becky Bohrer/AP The Prudhoe Bay Central Compression Facility is seen in this file photo.

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  5. Usibelli resumes exports with sale to JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Rail cars are loaded before heading to Seward at Usibelli Coal Mine at Healy in this file photo. Photo/Adam Elliott/For the Journal After halting exports last September , the Usibelli Coal Mine at Healy is currently fulfilling an order for 75,000 tons for shipment to Japan.

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  6. Overtime in Juneau: - Musk ox' caucus causing headaches for House leadershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The bad news is that the Legislature is still in Juneau. The good news is that the jackhammers have showed up.

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  7. Package of tax hikes on fishing, mining and fuel stallsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A bill to raise taxes on fisheries, fuel and mining remains unscheduled for a House Finance Committee hearing after public objections. Gov. Bill Walker introduced a suite of proposals at the beginning of the session designed to hitch up taxes on state industries and individuals to help close the $4.1 billion budget gap.

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  8. Air Force officially chooses Eielson for F-35sRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Two squadrons of F-35A Lightning IIs totalling 54 aircraft are scheduled to move to Eielson Air Force Base in 2020. Photo/U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter A long-awaited and expected announcement came Monday by the U.S. Air Force that two squadrons of F-35 fighters will be deployed to Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks.

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  9. Telemedicine to reduce Medicaid travel costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Sen. Pete Kelly's Medicaid reform bill would remove some of the hurdles created by the state's existing medical laws just in time to take advantage of the state's growing telemedicine infrastructure. Kelly said in a March 21 House Finance Committee hearing that one Medicaid reform in his Senate Bill 74 that passed unanimously on March 18 - telemedicine, or telehealth, expansion - is a way of keeping up with the times to reach the best fiscal output for the state.

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  10. Cultivation dominates marijuana applicantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Of the 175 license applications for marijuana businesses made public so far, 117 are for cultivation permits while 43 are for retail operations. Photo/David Zalubowski/AP The first batch of marijuana business licenses is available to the public, and so far Alaskans have more interest in growing than selling.

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  11. Cultivation licenses dominate marijuana applicationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The first batch of marijuana business license applications is available to the public, and so far Alaskans have more interest in growing than selling. The Marijuana Control Board began accepting license applications on Feb. 24, but only made them available to the public March 14. Public figures from various marijuana industry and political groups have filed, including members of the Marijuana Control Board itself and the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association.

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  12. Movers and Shakers 3/20/16Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska Air Carriers Association scholarship, underwritten for the last four years by Crowley Fuels in Alaska, was recently awarded to Brandon Smothers , a high school senior at Interior Distance Education Alaska in Fairbanks. Smothers, a Talkeetna native, will enter University of Alaska Fairbanks this fall to pursue a degree in aeronautical engineering.

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  13. Banks, CUs haven't seen downturn yetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska's state budget and economy hang over dangerous cliff, but the state's financial institutions haven't been pushed to the edge yet. Alaska's banks and credit unions showed growth in 2015, driven by commercial lending growth statewide and optimism for housing markets in the Interior.

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  14. Alaskans note lack of input in pushback against Arctic planRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    President Barack Obama toasts Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a State Dinner in the East Room of the White House on March 10. The two leaders announced an agreement on Arctic issues that day, drawing a strong reaction from Alaskan leaders who said they were not consulted on the framework or objectives for the plan. Photo/Jacquelyn Martin/AP Alaska's leaders in Juneau and Congress had harsh words for a joint March 10 statement from the White House and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing plans for new emissions caps on the oil and gas industry and preservation of significant chunks territory in each country's Arctic.

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  15. Alaska pushes back on Arctic plan with CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska's leaders in Juneau and Congress had harsh words for a joint March 10 statement from the White House and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announcing plans for new emissions caps on the oil and gas industry and preservation of significant chunks territory in each country's Arctic. The statement was released as Trudeau made the first official visit by a Canadian prime minister to the White House in nearly two decades.

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  16. University cuts could damage fisheries, Arctic researchRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Researchers with the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Science check a pop-up satellite tag on a Pacific halibut. The University of Alaska system cuts proposed in the Legislature would largely come out of research funding, which could create a ripple effect that damages state and federal fisheries management.

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  17. IEP talks advance with Cook Inlet gas partnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Positive results from test runs of the 13,000-gallon trailer, seen outside the Crowley office in Anchorage, means the larger LNG trailer could lower transportation costs by about 30 percent versus the 10,500-gallon capacity trailers currently used to supply Fairbanks Natural Gas from the small LNG plant on Point MacKenzie. Photo/Elwood Brehmer/AJOC The Interior Energy Project took a big step forward March 3 when the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority announced it is negotiating with a sole project partner to supply Cook Inlet natural gas to the Fairbanks area.

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  18. EDITORIAL: University of Alaska isn't to blame for state budget woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Last week, the University of Alaska faced a barrage of skepticism from legislators unlike any the institution has seen in years. In hearings by the House Finance Committee's subcommittee on the university budget, chairwoman Rep. Tammie Wilson put forth a mammoth cut that would have represented a loss of nearly a fifth of all state funding.

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  19. IEP moves ahead with Inlet gas planRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Interior Energy Project took a big step forward Thursday when the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority announced it is negotiating solely with a project partner to supply Cook Inlet natural gas to the Fairbanks area. IEP Manager Bob Shefchik said to the AIDEA board that the proposal by Salix Inc. to build a small natural gas liquefaction facility on Point MacKenzie in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is the best option for the project as it faces viability challenges brought on by low oil prices.

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  20. Report: More imported gasoline drives up in-state priceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Tesoro refinery in Nikiski mostly produces gasoline for in-state use and exports about 30 percent of each barrel as fuel oil according to a recently released report commissioned at the request of Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, after the Flint Hills refinery closed in 2014. Photo/File/AJOC The market for Alaska's refineries is becoming even tougher with reduced demand and increased pressure to compete with imported fuels.

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