Despite losing two key retail anchors, it’s full sail ahead for Anchorage’s Midtown Mall (formerly and not-so-formerly known as the Mall at Sears, but more on that later).
USFS Study: Tongass, Chugach National Forests Contribute Quarter of Alaska Fishing Industry’s Value Per Year
Alaska’s Tongass and Chugach National Forests, which contain some of the world’s largest remaining tracts of intact temperate rainforest, contribute an average of 48 million salmon a year to the state’s commercial fishing industry, a new USDA Forest Service-led study has found.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), one of the country’s largest charitable organizations focused on health, announced the five communities—which includes Sitka—chosen to receive the 2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize. Sitka is the first Alaska community ever to win the award, which honors and elevates communities at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity.
Alaska Sea Grant and the Aleutians East Borough will partner on a project to launch a pilot seaweed farm near Sand Point on the Alaska Peninsula, with a $99,800 grant from National Sea Grant, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services has awarded nearly $5 million in grant funding to Alaska as part of a commitment by Attorney General William P. Barr to provide emergency funding to address the public safety crisis in the state’s more rural communities, including Alaska Native villages.
The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending letters to taxpayers with virtual currency transactions that potentially failed to report income and pay the resulting tax from virtual currency transactions or did not report their transactions properly.
The icebreaking tanker SS Manhattan was an oil company’s attempt to see if it might be profitable to move Alaska oil to the East Coast by plowing through the ice-clogged Northwest Passage.
UA President Jim Johnsen reflects on the efforts UA has made to help provide an educated, dedicated workforce for the state’s industries.