Commercial fishermen working Alaska's Copper River area are told that potential market threats, in the form of resurgent and re-branded farmed fish, won't matter if they continue to deliver high-quality salmon.
The unemployment rate in Southwest Alaska reached the double digits in October, a startling jump even for a region that relies heavily on summertime fishing jobs. Meanwhile, Alaska's overall unemployment remains below the national average.Joseph Miller
Stores selling natural gas appliances or installing and converting appliances have had constant work in the Homer area since the beginning of the summer as more and more customers make the switch. Michael Armstrong
Conservation groups say there's a connection, but the Alaska Board of Game chairman argues the drop in wolf numbers appears to be related to a drop in prey in the park -- moose, caribou and sheep -- rather than trapping.Alex DeMarban
Health insurance plans canceled under the Affordable Care Act will be extended for another year without any increase in premiums, Premera Blue Cross has announced. What can Alaskans expect in the weeks ahead?Laurel Andrews
U.S. senators from Alaska and Washington attached an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill authorizing construction of new icebreakers, which they say are needed to boost Arctic protections.Yereth Rosen
The town at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula took in some 4.4 million pounds -- about 22 percent more than Kodiak, which had been the top halibut port in Alaska the previous two years. Carey Restino | The Homer Tribune
Today some $5 billion in real estate investments are part of Alaska's $48-billion oil-wealth investment portfolio. Among the premier properties are two shopping centers, the massive Tysons Corner Center and the upscale Shops at North Bridge.Pat Forgey