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A local Dillingham women has been chosen as the new head of the Bristol Bay Housing Authority. Last month the commissioners of the Authority named Brenda Akelkok the Executive Director Designee.

A new poll from Gallup indicates that Alaskans are the most satisfied with their standard of living compared to the rest of the states.

The flight attendants that work for Alaska Airlines have turned down the latest proposed contract. In a prepared statement, the Association of Flight Attendants wrote that through the vote they sent a strong message to management that they expect more for their award-winning contributions to the airline.

Construction Spending Forecast Released

Feb 11, 2014

Spending on construction projects in Alaska is expected to increase this year according to the University of Alaska’s Institute of Social and Economic Research. The 2014 construction spending forecast was put together by the ISER researchers for the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.

The value of the Alaska Permanent Fund at the end of 2013 was $49.7-billion dollars. The value of the fund was buoyed by the 9.2-percent return for the first half of the fiscal year.

Alaska Business Development Center

Its tax season again. Residents of the Nushagak River village of New Stuyahok can get some free help with their taxes later this week. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

The difference between the state and national unemployment rates is shrinking but Alaska’s rate is still lower. KDLG’s Mike Mason explains.

Northrim BanCorp Announces 2013 Financial Results

Jan 21, 2014

Northrim BanCorp announced earnings of $12.3-million dollars on Tuesday. The 2013 net profits are down compared to the $12.9-million dollars recorded in 2012.

The population of the State of Alaska increased by 3.7-percent according to new estimates from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The new statewide population estimate is 736,399 individuals living in Alaska. That’s up from the 710.2-thousand people recorded in the 2010 Census. The increase of just over 26-thousand individuals puts the population growth rate for the state at 3.7-percent. That outpaces the national growth rate of 2.4-percent.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell plans to push for Alaska taking an ownership position in a proposed large liquefied natural gas project. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Senator Mark Begich

U.S. Senator Mark Begich is joining a growing list of fishermen and lawmakers calling on Wal-Mart to change its policy in regards to stocking sustainably caught salmon products.

Senator Murkowski's office

Alaska’s Senior U.S. Senator is scheduled to give a major policy speech on energy tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Senator Lisa Murkowski will give the speech as part of the Brookings Institute’s “Energy Security Initiative”, which the institute claims is designed to encourage the development, discussion and dissemination of high-caliber energy research.

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development has released their annual economic forecast for 2014. It shows slow to moderate job growth in Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

In recent day’s Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has made several appointments to boards and commissions. Among those appointed is Pearl Strub from Dillingham who was tapped to sit on the Alaska Workforce Investment Board.

The State of Alaska has joined a national settlement with a large mortgage company accused of misconduct. The settlement is for $2.1-billion dollars.

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