After a Long Intermission, Live Theater Reopens

After a Long Intermission, Live Theater Reopens

Theater patrons suddenly have an abundance of choices. Valley Performing Arts is closing a run of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors; TBA Theatre is mounting its traditional Halloween shows; Anchorage Community Theater stages a radio play; Mad Myrna’s brings back its annual Rocky Horror Show; Perseverance Theatre opens its season in Juneau; and the following week, Cyrano’s Theatre Company continues its 2020 season after a long hiatus.

Alaska Bagel Forced Out of Great Alaska Mall

Alaska Bagel Forced Out of Great Alaska Mall

An empty hole now sits in the middle of the Great Alaska Mall, where Alaska Bagel served coffee and brunch to Midtown Anchorage for more than twenty-five years. The shop served its last dine-in customer on October 21, three weeks after receiving notice from the landlord to move out.

September Unemployment Down to 6.3%

September Unemployment Down to 6.3%

The state Department of Labor & Workforce Development puts the seasonally adjusted rate at 6.3 percent in September, a slight decrease from August and approximately the same level of unemployment Alaska saw from 2015 through 2017.

Ravn Spin-Off Buys 757s For Asia Routes

Ravn Spin-Off Buys 757s For Asia Routes

The new venture for out-of-state air travel by Ravn Alaska’s sister brand is beginning to take off. Northern Pacific Airways has purchased its first Boeing 757, plus another five in various stages of acquisition, with the goal of connecting Anchorage to the Lower 48 and Asia sometime next year.