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The Alaska Labor Department said the seafood processing industry added more than 1,000 jobs to handle last year’s record run of pink salmon. Also important were 750 additional workers added in the health care and the social services sector.

Alex DeMarban

As house hunters in Anchorage desperately seek affordable homes, attractive, affordable real estate is readily available -- for those who are willing to live with a bit of a commute.

Megan Edge
After the national economic crash in 2007-08, the housing and renting market in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough fell off. But these days both the construction and buying markets have become quite competitive. Megan Edge
Under a bill approved by the state House Thursday, the film tax credit program would disappear unless the Legislature renews it in 2016. The bill also provides for a review of other examples of the state's indirect spending through credits and fee waivers -- except for credits related to non-renewable resources.Dermot Cole
As the Legislature nears the final days of its 2014 session, with most major issues unresolved, a plan to subsidize in-state Alaska refineries won House approval Thursday. The first Senate hearing is set for Friday.Dermot Cole
OPINION: It's possible that a gas pipeline could generate $4 billion a year a decade from now. But if oil and gas prices tank while construction costs shoot up, the state could collect 10 percent of that amount. In thinking about a gas pipeline, Alaskans shouldn't think of the much-quoted $4 billion forecast as a given.Dermot Cole
The global economy is becoming so intertwined with the Internet, and the Internet has so many interlinked vulnerabilities, that one failure could cascade into a crash, a new study suggests.Mark Clayton
With $13 million in savings and increased revenue from last year, Anchorage leaders are considering ways to put the extra money to good use -- while keeping an eye on the reality that state money may be harder to come by in the years ahead.Sean Doogan
The Southeast Alaska dive team consists of 24 divers, a mix of commercial fisheries area management biologists, assistant area biologists, herring and shellfish research biologists, and a few biologists from other divisions.Scott Walker
A bill to subsidize in-state refineries Alaska refineries expanded Tuesday with the addition of the shuttered Agrium fertilizer plant. The $10 million amendment, introduced by House Speaker Mike Chenault, was introduced at 9:25 a.m. and adopted two minutes later, with one minute for public testimony in between. Dermot Cole

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