Category: State

Skagway unemployment at 3 percent for July

According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD), July 2018 employment was down by an estimated 0.3 percent, or 900 jobs, compared to July 2017.

Election Preview

Primaries for state office are approaching on Aug. 21. We reached out with questions to candidates running in the races for House of Representatives District 33 – the former seat of Rep. Sam Kito III – and to Senate District Q and the seat held by Dennis Egan, who is also choosing not to run again.

Feds nix Juneau Access while state moves for full ferry float replacement

After many back-and-forths between the state and the Municipality of Skagway regarding the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry float, amendments for the 2018-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) have changed the project from a planned refurbishment to a full replacement.

Legislature allows distilleries to serve cocktails

The alcohol distillery industry in Alaska has been consumed of late by a series of lengthy regulatory measures, particularly since August of 2017 where the Advisory Marijuana and Control Office (AMCO) released an advisory that prohibited the making of cocktails with off-site ingredients at distilleries.

Legislature pushes resolution supporting use of mammoth ivory

A joint resolution by the Alaska House of Representatives and Senate advocating for the exemption of legally-acquired ivory from laws in the lower 48 that ban the sale, use and possession of ivory has been approved and is heading to the governor’s desk.