December employment was down an estimated 0.3 percent, or 900 jobs, from December 2017. Retail, manufacturing and professional and business services each lost 400 jobs while information and financial activities each fell by 200.
Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced the appointment of Mark Corsentino as the new General Manager (GM) of the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU). Mark will replace Brett Jokela, who is retiring after serving as AWWU’s GM for six years.
GCI customers who work for the federal government and are affected by the partial shutdown can now set up payment plans for GCI services for the duration of the event.
Every summer, scores of tourists and fishermen flock to the Kenai Peninsula, home to world-class salmon fisheries, spectacular scenery, and abundant wildlife.
A recent House Resources committee hearing on the Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Project served as a reminder of how prevalent a role outside environmental groups play in Alaska politics, particularly when it comes to mining projects.