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July 2014

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Investing In Alaska Communities

The Alaska Native population stood at 138,312 people in Alaska, according to 2010 US Census data. Alaska’s total population was 710,231, making the Alaska Native demographic equal to 19.4 percent of the state’s total population.

Subsidiary Acquisitions Provide Growth

Subsidiary Acquisitions Provide Growth

Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) make up the highest-grossing revenues among companies based in the Last Frontier and owned by Alaskans.

Ketchikan’s KPU Local Television Goes National

Ketchikan’s KPU Local Television Goes National

Aboard F/V Aleutian Ballad, Ketchikan Public Utilities’ Local TV cameraman Jacob Schwartz—taking a break from shooting—gets to pick among chunks of king crab so large they’re jokingly being dubbed “Alaskan hot dogs.”

Mid-Year Economic Outlook

Investing in Technology: Update on SimplySocial

Investing in Technology: Update on SimplySocial

He describes himself as “just a boy from Alaska figuring out how to take steps forward in the world.” And, boy, is he stepping out. Anchorage born and raised entrepreneur Tyler Arnold, twenty-one, now lives and works in the fast moving world of high tech in San Francisco, trying to build up SimplySocial, his newest venture launched in May 2012.

Alaska Railroad Moves Forward

Alaska Railroad Moves Forward

It’s been a long season of change for the state-owned Alaska Railroad Corporation, and it’s not over yet. But with a new CEO at the helm and increased interest in a few of the railroad’s services, there are glimmers of hope on the horizon.

Bristol Bay’s New Player

Bristol Bay’s New Player

Bristol Bay in Southwest Alaska is the state’s biggest and most valuable commercial salmon fishery, with millions of prime sockeye returning each summer to spawn.

Alaska Hotspots for Travelers

Alaska Hotspots for Travelers

To travelers from Outside, Alaska might be seen as one giant unique travel experience—and it is. But what’s amazing about travel in Alaska is that it’s not all the same unique experience; it’s a collection of varied unique experiences which results in a lifetime’s worth of travel opportunities.

Voter Registration

Wouldn’t it be wild if, when anyone in the United States turned eighteen, they were automatically registered to vote? It’s a ridiculous idea, full of holes, and probably impossible to implement, but at least it is relatively easy to register to vote in Alaska. As of May 3, the most recent available data at press time, there were 487,556 registered voters in Alaska. With currently available population statistics, that leaves more than 35,000 Alaskans who are eligible to vote but haven’t registered.

Danger Warning!

After rushing to Over the Rainbow to get a last minute birthday gift for a neighbor’s party that started in half an hour, I returned home twenty minutes later to find the ground level floor of my home full of smoke.

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