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  1. Guest Commentary: Optimism for special sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    We're optimistic that our Alaska Legislature will be able to not only strengthen the course of criminal justice reform by passing SB 54, but also address our state's fiscal crisis in the upcoming special session in Juneau. Here's why: Legislators and all Alaskans should be careful not to get so wrapped up in the ongoing debates over taxes, state spending and crime sprees, that we all miss the very real connection between our economy and the overall health of our state.

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  2. Solving deficit in - revenue' session challenged on multiple frontsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 18 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska state House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, center, speaks with House Majority members David Guttenberg, Gabrielle LeDoux, Chris Tuck and Scott Kawasaki during a break in the floor session on May 10 in Juneau. The House will hold all of its work in Juneau during the upcoming special session while the Senate has announced it will do most of its work through committee meetings held in Anchorage.

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  3. Fish Factor: Dept. of Energy looks to seaweed as energy sourceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 18 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Agents from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, ARPA-E, recently traveled to the island to meet with a team of academics, scientists, businesses and local growers to plan the first steps of a bicoastal pilot project to modernize methods to grow sugar kelp as a fuel source. The project is bankrolled by a $500,000 grant to the University of Alaska Fairbanks through a new DOE program called Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources, or MARINER.

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  4. Permanent Fund trustees seek inflation-proofing billRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The folks in charge of Alaska's largest asset made few, but significant, requests of the Legislature at their meeting Sept. 28. The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution directing corporation executives to pursue legislation to strengthen inflation-proofing mechanisms for the corpus of the $61 billion Permanent Fund, and passed motions requesting an exemption from state procurement codes and to add up to 10 new employees to its Juneau headquarters.

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  5. Movers and Shakers for Oct. 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 4 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Executive Council selected Sitka Delegate Wilbur Brown to serve the remaining term of the sixth vice president position. The seat was left vacant after the sudden passing of Edward K. Thomas Jr. in June.

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  6. Report recommends improvements for ferry systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The M/V Fairweather, one of the ferries within Alaska's Marine Highway System, leaves from Auke Bay in this file photo. A new report aimed at improving the system's finances recommends converting it to a state-owned corporation and forward-funding its budget to build passenger revenue.

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  7. Guest Commentary: Wealth creation, not taxes, is the solution to state fiscal woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, seen during his annual State of the State address Jan. 18, 2017, in Juneau, will call legislators back to the capital starting Oct. 23 to consider new revenue measures to deal with the state's annual budget deficits. Seated above Walker are Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, left, and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, right.

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  8. AEDC: Recession extended by inactionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Anchorage Economic Development Corp. CEO Bill Popp believes Alaska's recession will last another year, due in large part to continued inaction from state lawmakers. He said the absence of state fiscal reforms has led to uncertainty from businesses and consumers who don't know where and at what level taxes or further spending cuts will be levied has artificially slowed economic activity in Anchorage and statewide.

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  9. Startup Week 2017: Driving Ourselves To Embrace Technology TransformationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    How to Write a Business Plan: Small Business Development Center, 1901 Bragaw Street, Rm 199, 12:00AM - 1:30PM, registration required Alaska Blockchain Collaboration: UAF Decision Theater North, 010 West Ridge Research Building, 909 Koyukuk Dr, online participation available , 10:30PM - 12:00PM, registration required Sipping Streams: Funding your Food Manufacturing Startup: Sipping Streams Tea Company, 374 Old Chena Pump Road, 4:00PM - 5:30 PM Building a Culture of innovation at UAF and Alaska Universities: UAF Decision Theater North, 010 West Ridge Research Building, 909 Koyukuk Dr, online participation available , 1:00PM - 3:00PM "Remember that almost every new concept was ridiculed, rejected, and laughed at when first presented, especially by the experts of the time."

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  10. Ocean Tuesday starts conversation on innovationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A jar of Kelp Salsa by Barnacle Foods. Based in Juneau, the company harvests wild kelp to make innovative foods such as salsas, pickles, and spice blends.

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  11. Ajoc Editorial: The deadbeat, do-nothing LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska Legislature accomplished virtually nothing despite spending more than 180 days on the clock in 2017. Alaska has less oil production than California and a credit rating just better than Illinois and New Jersey, yet 51 incumbents will run for reelection next year with at least one of them seeking a promotion.

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  12. Startup Week 2017: Growing Our Economy through EntrepreneurshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Small Business Development Center client David McCasland opened Deckhand Dave's Wild Alaskan Fish Tacos in Juneau.

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  13. Startup Week 2017: Alaska Ocean Cluster InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Legal Aspects of LLCs: Small Business Development Center, 1901 Bragaw Street, Rm 199, 1:30-3 p.m., registration required Women Entrepreneur's of Alaska Co-ed Mixer: Crazy Hook Restaurant, 601 W 36th Ave, Ste 8, 5-7 p.m. Value Stream Simulation Workshop : UAF Decision Theater North, 010 West Ridge Research Building, 909 Koyukuk Dr, 1-3 p.m. With the highest unemployment rate in the country, four consecutive years of declining Gross Domestic Product, and a downgraded credit rating, Alaska's economy is clearly in trouble. Ocean Tuesday is the first step toward a solution - a long-term transition from a simple raw material exporter to a dynamic economy based on the sustainable development of the oceans.

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  14. Deal struck on capital budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    On July 27, the Legislature will convene what is expected to be a one-day special session to pass the state's capital construction budget. "We have conducted a straw poll, and the 27th is the day," Senate Majority Leader Peter Micciche said by phone Thursday.

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  15. Fish Factor: Salmon surge to Bay as prices reboundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    It's good news following a 2016 season that saw lackluster catches in all regions but Bristol Bay, a failure of pink salmon runs, and paltry paychecks nearly across the board. Prices paid to Alaska salmon fishermen depend on the region, the species, the type of fishing gear and, most importantly, global market conditions.

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  16. House maneuver proposes no deductions on oil taxesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Anchorage Democrat Reps. Andy Josephson and Geran Tarr confer during a hearing on oil tax credits at the Legislative Information Office in Anchorage on July 12. Members of Laborers' Local 341 in orange shirts and others supporting the Alaska oil industry rallied against House Majority proposals to raise taxes before a hearing at the Legislative Information Office in Anchorage on July 12, 2017.

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  17. Ajoc Editorial: 75 million reasons SB 21 is workingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The 2017 fiscal year ended with a final average of 528,484 barrels per day of production on the North Slope. That is a 2.6 percent increase versus the 514,900 barrels per day last fiscal year, or virtually identical to the 2016 increase in production from 501,500 barrels per day in 2015.

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  18. Senate wants end to oil credits now, reconvening July 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    State Senate Republicans pitched their latest plan to once and for all end refundable oil and gas tax credits much sooner than later. Senate President Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, said at a Thursday morning press conference in Anchorage that a combination of lower-than-expected oil prices and fewer exactable budget cuts than Republican majority members wanted has made ending the program immediately an urgent matter.

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  19. North Pacific council director takes top federal fish jobRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Chris Oliver, the former executive director of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, has moved up the ladder to lead the agency overseeing the all the federally managed fisheries in the U.S. Oliver, who has lived in Alaska since 1990 and been the executive director of the council since 2001, officially took the post of assistant administrator at the National Marine Fisheries Service effective June 19. The move places him in the top job at the federal agency within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that regulates and enforces fisheries occurring in federal waters, which are between 3 and 200 miles off U.S. coasts.

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  20. ISER: State payments to local governments doubled over decadeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    A $7.6 million cruise ship berth rehabilitation project at the Ketchikan Visitors Center is seen after completion by Orion Marine Contractors for the city in 2013. Despite ranking as just the seventh-largest Alaska borough, Ketchikan's budget relies on state assistance for only 7 percent of its budget thanks to sales and lodging taxes that bring in major revenue from about a million visitors per year.

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