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Standard and Poor's downgrades Alaska rating outlook

Standard and Poor's Ratings Services lowered the outlook on the State of Alaska's credit rating from "stable" to "negative" on Aug. 18, and gave politicians one year to reorganize...
Conserving the Kings

...below average," with a total run of only 22,115 fish, the 3rd lowest in 20 years of recording. As it turned out, the outlook was on the low side. According to ADF&G, the total run ended up being 30,383, still not a healthy run, but better...
Birch Ridge report: It's not June, but we're nearly 2 months into season

...season. Birch Ridge opened on April 6 this year, a full week ahead of the previous record opening date. Of course, the outlook wasn't entirely sunny in April. Inclement weather rendered some days just about unplayable, but Alaska golfers can't...
Fish and Game predicts average year for Cook Inlet commercial harvest

...than its 20-year average, while the Susitna River sockeye salmon forecast is lower, according to the outlook. Given that outlook, and the outlook for Kenai River king salmon which, while higher than last year's forecast is still lower than...
Changes bring uncertainty to Legislature

...tealeaves, trying to determine what will be the key issues in the Legislature's organization for the 2011 session. The outlook is murky. In January, a new two-year Legislature convenes with new leaderships and committee appointments. The...
Fish and Game forecasts more kings on the Kenai River

...return is more promising than last year's forecast, the outlook for early run chinook is still well below average and...know until it happens. It's just the forecast." The outlook for the late run of Kenai king salmon is also slightly...
Borough economy has pros; cons

...growth. Using preliminary data, Rodrigues said that, as a whole, Alaska will have zero job growth in 2015. While the outlook for the state is gloomy, the borough will hopefully fare better."My forecast for 2015, which is a pseudo-forecast...
CH2M Hill calls off Alaska unit sale

...announced last October.There were a lot of inquiries and a lot of interest but the unexpected oil price plunge affected the outlook and increased uncertainty among potential buyers, McGowan said in a Feb. 4 interview with the Journal at the company's...
Couple taps into passion for vinyl at new Anchorage store

...analyzes the global market.Steve and Verna said they've both seen music shops in Anchorage struggle. When asked about the outlook of their business they were not overly optimistic."So vinyl sales are up? And they are, but in the big scheme of...
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Uncertain year for mega-projects

...overall schedule," Ford wrote. AEA's latest project timeline has first power coming from the dam in 2028 or 2029. The outlook for capital projects needing state money in 2015 is shaky at best. Going into the 2015 legislative session, the project...


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