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Alaska Air Group Reports December 2017 and Full-Year Operational Results

01/16/18

Alaska Air Group Reports December 2017 and Full-Year Operational Results

Alaska Air Group, Inc. today reported December and full-year operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Virgin America Inc. (Virgin America), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Horizon) and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines. Air Group's acquisition of Virgin America took place on Dec. 14, 2016. Operational results below include Virgin America results from pre-acquisition periods for comparison. AIR GROUP On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 10.3 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2016. Load factor decreased 0.8 points to 82.3...

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Landye Bennett Blumstein Names New Partner

01/16/18

Landye Bennett Blumstein Names New Partner

The law firm of Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP is pleased to announce that Leslie R. Need has become a partner in the firm. Need works in the firm’s Anchorage office.

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GCI Launches Speedier Service for Wireless Customers in Utqiagvik

01/16/18

GCI Launches Speedier Service for Wireless Customers in Utqiagvik

GCI, Alaska’s largest communications and technology company, today announced the completion of a wireless service upgrade in Utqiagvik that will increase mobile data speeds for residents of Alaska’s northern-most city.

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AIDEA Board Approves Loan for Valdez Business

01/16/18

AIDEA Board Approves Loan for Valdez Business

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) Board on Thursday approved a loan participation for a project located in Valdez, Alaska.

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Legislation Introduced to Help More Military Spouses Work in Alaska

01/12/18

Legislation Introduced to Help More Military Spouses Work in Alaska

Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) has pre-filed legislation calling for new regulations to allow military spouses to use occupational licenses from other states in Alaska.

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Anchorage Educator Named Alaska Teacher of the Year

01/12/18

Anchorage Educator Named Alaska Teacher of the Year

Meet Ben Walker, your 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year.

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Ketchikan Based Coast Guard Cutter Receives Award in Washington, D.C.

01/12/18

Ketchikan Based Coast Guard Cutter Receives Award in Washington, D.C.

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Douglas Munro Chapter of the Surface Navy Association awarded the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter John McCormick with the 2017 Hopley Yeaton Cutter Excellence Award (small cutter) in conjunction with the 2018 Surface Navy Association National Symposium in Washington, D.C.,Thursday. The John McCormick was awarded top honors over more than 150 cutters in the "Small Cutter (175' or less)" category. As the first Fast Response Cutter (FRC) assigned to Coast Guard District 17, cutter John McCormick was recognized for setting high standards in crew readiness and training. This training ensured John McCormick’s safe and timely transit of more than 6,000 nautical miles from Key West, Florida, to its homeport in Ketchikan, Alaska, and the...

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2017 Population Estimates Now Online / Migration Losses Caused Small Population Decline for Alaska in 2017

01/12/18

2017 Population Estimates Now Online / Migration Losses Caused Small Population Decline for Alaska in 2017

Alaska’s population decreased by 2,629 people—about one-third of 1 percent—from July 2016 to July 2017, based on population estimates released today by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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Alaska Marine Lines Brings New School Buses to Kenai Peninsula

01/12/18

Alaska Marine Lines Brings New School Buses to Kenai Peninsula

Students on the Kenai Peninsula are riding in style thanks to new Apple Bus Company buses delivered via Alaska Marine Lines.

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Image of Porcupine Herd Travels Cross Country

01/12/18

Image of Porcupine Herd Travels Cross Country

Wright’s image shows purple mountains above the orange-brown flats of northern Alaska. The coastal plain — miles of tundra carpet between the mountains and the ocean — is packed with caribou of the Porcupine herd. The animals resemble tan ants scrambling over treeless hills. Counting them is an intimidating proposition.

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