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How Safe is Your Business?

How Safe is Your Business?

For many businesses, risk management is somewhat of an afterthought. Until something bad happens, company owners may not consider the idea of protecting the business from loss to be of primary importance.

Alaska Oil Policy

Alaska Oil Policy

Alaskans heard the word “investment” a great deal during the recent legislative session. They likely will hear more of the word in the months and years ahead as the state continues efforts to bring increased investment to the North Slope, and others evaluate whether those efforts are successful.

Cook Inlet Gas

Cook Inlet Gas

There are concerns about natural gas supply in Southcentral Alaska. Gas fields in the region, discovered in the 1960s and 1970s, are being depleted. Southcentral utilities have estimated that annual gas supply may fall short of demand by 2014 or 2015 and are working on plans to import liquefied natural gas or compressed natural gas as a contingency.

Alaska Construction Academies: Building a Workforce

Alaska Construction Academies: Building a Workforce

Most people don’t need a statistician to show them that our prevailing economic climate is changing. While 25 years ago it was believed that a bachelor’s degree was a ticket to financial stability and a graduate degree guaranteed riches, the parents of today’s students have seen enough fluctuations in the economy to know that to stay above water in changing times requires diversifying one’s skill sets.

Eklutna, Granite Move Epic Volume of Gravel

Eklutna, Granite Move Epic Volume of Gravel

The Dena’ina people are quiet by nature, says Curtis McQueen, chief executive of Eklutna Inc. But Eklutna’s shareholders and managers are planning to make plenty of noise about an emerging new project, the Birchwood Industrial Park.

Innovations in Healthcare Delivery

Innovations in Healthcare Delivery

When it comes to public health, changing people’s opinions—and behaviors—isn’t always easy to do. How do you convince someone to quit smoking or to never start? How do you provide them with the knowledge and the means to live a healthier life?

May: A Month of Great Change!

Happy month of May, the time of year when Persephone, spring goddess of Greek mythology, has managed to hike up from the southern climes to bless our land. This is the month when the Alaska landscape (finally) heralds the promise of spring with the scent of cottonwood buds and the fast transition of the birch trees from bare to light green, exhibiting their full foliage by month’s end. A month of such great change! Sun’s up, school’s out, central heating is turned down or completely off, and the dogs are grilling on the barbecue. Welcome spring!

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