From $3.51 per $100 of payroll in 2012, the highest of any state, Alaska is closer to the national median for workers’ comp costs at $1.95 per $100 of payroll.
After a five-year hiatus, the federal government accepted a fee-to-trust acquisition of Alaska Native land for just the second time. The Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska had its application for a plot of land in Juneau approved by the US Department of the Interior.
Alaska’s unemployment rate wavered heading into fall. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development puts the seasonally adjusted figure for October at 4.5 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from September.
NANA Corporation, the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, and Metlakatla Power and Light are splitting $135.9 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
A subsidiary of Anchorage-based ASCI won its first federal contract to provide logistics service support for military and civilian agencies in Alaska.
A $28.2 million federal grant lets three Prince William Sound communities modify docks to enable newer state ferries to serve them.