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November 2017

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Alaska Airlines will discontinue flying to Havana, Cuba

Alaska Airlines announced today that it will end a daily flight between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. The last flight is planned for Jan. 22. The airline will redeploy aircraft used to serve Havana to markets with higher demand.

Industrial Hands-on Training as a Path to Prosperity

Alaska’s employment rate may be on the decline, but there are still more than a few job hot spots within the state’s industrial segments and a slew of hands-on training and educational programs for to help job hunters become qualified for these often high-demand, high-pay positions.

An Intimate Portrait of Southeast Alaska’s Sawmills

It’s that one log. From that one tree. Slice it open and it cuts like butter. Straight grain, pointed right to the sky, and an even texture from the honey and gray skin to the heart of the trunk that says, “We are going to make beautiful music together.”

Welcome to Mining Month at Alaska Business

Welcome to the Alaska Business special Mining Issue. As an Alaska-based, business-focused, community-minded publication (I love hyphens, what can I say?), we spend a lot of time talking about oil and gas. Many argue it is the foundation of Alaska’s economy, but oil and gas are not the only natural resources that make significant contributions to the state’s fiscal well-being.

Q&A with Glacier Oil & Gas CEO Carl Giesler

Alaska Business is pleased to highlight Glacier Oil & Gas; the company’s CEO Carl Giesler provides insight into the company and oil and gas development in Cook Inlet.

Alaska’s State-Managed Hatcheries

Of the twenty-eight hatcheries operating in Alaska, two are operated by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game: the Ruth Burnett Sport Fish Hatchery in Fairbanks and the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery in Anchorage.

Pebble Mine Update

The Pebble Mine project cleared a major legal and regulatory hurdle in May when it reached a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over pending lawsuits and regulations. But a big economic barrier to mine construction remains: the project needs a new partner.
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