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JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska is facing multibillion-dollar deficits amid chronically low oil prices and relying on savings to help balance the budget. That's not sustainable, and is leaving first-term Gov.
Spring semester registration fast approaching

As the days are getting shorter, students need to be thinking about and planning for the upcoming spring semester. Priority registration opens for students who are admitted into degree or certificate programs next week.
KPC 1109

Preparations have been underway at both KPC campuses for UA President Jim Johnsen's and UA Regent Lisa Parker's visit this week. They will be at the Kenai River Campus on Nov. 10 and will travel to the Kachemak Bay Campus on Nov. 11.
Falling oil prices gouge state budget deeper

On Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's budget problems.
What others say: Make good on UA system's strengths

Early this month, Jim Johnsen, the presumptive next president of the University of Alaska system, traveled to Juneau. It's a tough time to be stepping into the system's top job.
Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices fall

JUNEAU, Alaska - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.
Uncertain year for mega-projects

How little can the state afford to spend? Gov. Bill Walker halted immediate spending on six of the state's notable pending mega-projects Dec. 27, part of an effort to scrutinize all expenditures and minimize the fiscal year 2016 budget deficit.
Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

KPC students are back in classes today and enrollment across the KPC system remains stable. At this year's spring convocation, held on Jan.
Voices of Alaska: 'Giveaway' sound bite a dangerous distraction

Over the years I've read many of the reports written for the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). In May, ISER published the report funded by Northrim Bank and written by Dr.

Investments in North Slope oil and gas projects will be the main driver behind statewide construction spending growth in the coming year, according to a report by the University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research.


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