Andrew Jensen

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... Read more

Murkowski readies for role as Energy Committee chair

It was tough to find anyone who was more excited than Sen. Lisa Murkowski at Dan Sullivan’s election night party.

Warming up the crowd before Sullivan... Read more

Council approves cut in halibut bycatch

KODIAK — The North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted Friday to reduce the allowable halibut bycatch by trawlers and longliners by 15 percent, to be... Read more

Transparency tops proposed IPHC changes

A consulting firm recommended sweeping changes centered on improving transparency and increasing stakeholder participation after completing a performance review of the International Pacific Halibut Commission.... Read more

Congress takes another ax to NOAA budget

Frustrated senators from coastal states are wielding the power of the purse to rein in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and refocus the agency's... Read more

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