With surprising suddenness, it's back to the future for the state budget. After a decade of relative affluence, we've returned to fiscal conditions that resemble those of about a decade ago.
In defense of city employees: Workers should come before money for chamber, museum, rec studies
As a card-carrying conservative who might well have taken pleasure in last week's Homer News editorial casting a less than favorable eye on the health insurance package of city employees, I find that I do not.
The Motley Fool
What Everyone Ought to Know About the Bakken
The Bakken has become the biggest development in the U.S. energy industry since Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Arctic Fibre reveals Alaska broadband plans
In another sign of how climate change is transforming the Arctic, a Toronto-based company is planning to lay a fiber-optic cable through Canada's Northwest Passage.
Anchorage Daily News
Paul Jenkins: Alaska needs a gas line - but at what price?
It is another mega-dose of djà vu all over again. A gas pipeline from the North Slope.
Letter: Arctic drilling
Currently America imports roughly 60 percent of its oil from outside its borders, costing $650 million per day.
Anchorage Daily News
Crew clears Atigun Pass avalanche
Winds that reached 40 mph and drifting snow also were causing problems for drivers on the mostly gravel road to Prudhoe Bay.
Northwest Passage Fiber Optic Line Could Support Defense Arctic Strategy
A Canadian company's bold project to install a high speed fiber optic network across the roof of the world could provide the Defense Department with broadband connections to support its new Artic strategy unveiled last week Arctic Fibre of Toronto plans to start construction in May 2014 on its $620 million, 24 terabit network linking London and ... (more)
John Harrigan: A look near and far yields plenty of thanks
THERE I WAS this past Friday, basking in sunny 50-degree weather but getting ready to write about winter.
Feds pay Alaska $19 million for oil, gas development
Map of northern Alaska showing location of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR-en:1002 area, and the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska .
In Our View/Alaska's Coastal Plain: Saving our last wilderness
There are natural places in North America, at a remove from most human life, which exist unspoiled, a snapshot of pre-history.