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All Kaladi Brothers Cafés in Alaska will begin selling the new Team Spirit Seawolf Blend. The bright yellow one-pound bags of coffee feature a throwback school folder inspired design that highlights UAA sports programs that have long inspired young local athletes and entertained our community.read more
Alaskan Brewing Company is debuting a new line of cans this March featuring beers that have never been in a can, and a brand new mixed can 12-pack. For the first time, Alaskan White Ale and Husky IPA will be in a can and will be part of a core group of canned products that invite beer drinkers to experience the excitement of Alaska.read more
Chaz Limited Collision Express Downtown has been officially Certified by Assured Performance, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facilities necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to the manufacturer’s specifications.read more
Small business owners around the state provide local meat options, whether through raising animals in Alaska or processing game meats and fish sourced in the Last Frontier. Below is a range of butchers, wholesalers, and game processors to help you get your meat fix.read more
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.read more
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Many people only associate Native corporations with resource extraction projects and investments; however, most have far more diversified investment portfolios, with many teaming up with local businesses.
Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc. and the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI), the Unangan (Aleut) Tribe of Native Alaskans, located on St. Paul and St. George in the Pribilof Islands, jointly announced they signed a history-making agreement for Sabrewing to provide a mix of up to ten aircraft.
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How to Fix an Earthquake in Four Days
At 8:30 a.m. on November 30, Alaskans were shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit about eight miles north of Anchorage. Just minutes after the earth stopped rumbling, photos and videos started circulating on social media depicting the damage in and around the area. Days after the earthquake, more photos started making the rounds, now showing side-by-side comparisons between impacted infrastructure and roads and repairs already made. How did things improve so quickly?