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Prepare for a couple of storms in the next four days

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Storm systems are lining up to affect the state over the next several days. Wednesday is the day before the snowstorm that is expected to impact southcentral Alaska. This first storm has already arrived over southwest Alaska, where snow and winds will pick up through the day. This is the system that moves east to southcentral and provides a snowfall event for the region Thursday.
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Jobs in Alaska up 3.8% from last September

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.3% in September. The comparable U.S. rate decreased from 5.2% last month to 4.8%. September's job count in the state was 3.8% up from last year 2020, an increase of 11,600 jobs, but still 25,500 jobs below September 2019 levels.
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Fall road trip around Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula reveals few crowds, affordable lodging and that flexibility is key

The tap beer ran low and boat tours were hit or miss. But lines were rare, as were the bottlenecks on roads threading mountainsides where yellow poplars and aspens, ablaze in the cool fall temperatures, radiated amid the evergreens. This is fall in Alaska, perhaps the most fleeting of seasons, when the weather can swing wildly day to day, from sunny, cloudless glory to six inches of wet snow.
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akbizmag.com

September Unemployment Down to 6.3%

Alaska’s unemployment rate went down in September compared to the previous month. 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. The rate...

Preliminary Economic Assessment for Northern Dynasty's Pebble Project Completed: Robust Projected Financial Results, Excellent Optionality and Important Benefits for Alaska

Evaluates a Proposed Project and three potential Expansion Scenarios for the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum-silver-rhenium project. Project is expected to add substantially to the Alaskan economy and provide the U.S. with an important supply of copper and other metals to help meet its low-carbon economy goals. Pebble Performance Dividend and Right of...
Anchorage Daily News

Southwest Alaska teacher arrested on charges alleging he sexually abused a student

A Southwest Alaska teacher is accused of sexually abusing one of his students, according to charges. Troopers received a report on Saturday about sexual abuse involving 48-year-old John Hammonds, according to an affidavit signed by a trooper and filed Monday. Hammonds is a teacher at Akiachak School. The village is located along the Kuskokwim River northeast of Bethel.
ktoo.org

Alaska could see another La Niña winter, but early season snow and temps don’t mean much

Alaskans shouldn’t read too much into the early season cold temperatures and snowfall. So says National Weather Service climate researcher Brian Brettschneider, back for our Ask a Climatologist segment. Rather, he says, there are better longer-term indications that there’ll be a colder-than-normal winter in Alaska, with another La Niña pattern.
Phys.org

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Alaska coast

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Monday in what the Alaska Earthquake Center called an aftershock of a 8.2 quake from late July. Monday's earthquake was felt throughout the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It occurred about 70 miles...
freenews.today

On a Fall Road Trip in Alaska, Prepare for the Unexpected

The tap beer ran low and boat tours were hit or miss. But lines were rare, as were the bottlenecks on roads threading mountainsides where yellow poplars and aspens, ablaze in the cool fall temperatures, radiated amid the evergreens. This is fall in Alaska, perhaps the most fleeting of seasons, when the weather can swing wildly day to day, from sunny, cloudless glory to six inches of wet snow.
alaskapublic.org

2 men rescued after their boat overturns in Southwest Alaska

Two men from the Southwest Alaska community of Kongiganak were rescued last weekend near Tuntutuliak after their boat overturned in a storm. Kongiganak Search and Rescue brought them home. Listen to this story:. The two men started their trip up the Kuskokwim River by boat to Bethel last Wednesday. But...
Frontiersman

Broadband coming to rural Alaska, one step at a time

If you live in rural Alaska, and that would include much of the Mat-Su Borough, better Internet and even broadband is coming your way. In one development, GCI has taken an important step in its plan to build a $53 million subsea fiber-optic cable along the Aleutians, connecting Unalaska, a major fisheries port, along with six small coastal communities, to an existing fiberoptic network at Kodiak.
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A miner's guide to Alaska Native Claims

Alaska boasts what many consider the most successful aboriginal land claims settlement on Earth – a solution that has not only turned out to be a cultural success but a brilliant business move for the more than 140,000 Alaska Natives and an economic boon for the state that covers the resource-rich lands these industrious and innovative peoples have called home for millennia.