Alaska Permanent Fund continues to beat market, but returns drop slightly from last year

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 22:07
CEO says fund will be challenged to continue big growth

The investment managers at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation have once again beaten the market.

Salmon initiative would criss-cross state jurisdictions, officials say

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 22:07

Beyond just the cost and politics of Ballot Measure 1, state administrators have expressed concern about who would be in charge of what land.

Fish and Game expands monitoring for harmful sheep, goat bacteria

Sun, 07/29/2018 - 23:31

The state is asking hunters to bring in the heads of the animals they’ve harvested this season so biologists can test for a dangerous bacteria.

Troopers: Phone scam targeting people on sex offender registry

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 21:27

The state is warning people about a phone scam targeting people on sex offender lists.

Fish board denies emergency petition on hatchery permit

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:22

The Board of Fisheries declined to take up an emergency petition related to hatchery pink salmon production in Prince William Sound, though members agreed the issue is important to discuss.

Kodiak hatchery experiments with salt water exposure to mark its pink salmon

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:39

Though the pink salmon coming out of Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association’s hatchery at Kitoi Bay aren’t required to be marked, the managers are looking for ways to do it anyway.

Hatchery-marked salmon important for management, international relations

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 00:02

Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series about the operations of Alaska’s salmon hatcheries and their impact on the North Pacific. Check our July 15 edition for the first part about the process of otolith marking.

Alaska Department of Labor to use $1.2 million grant for opioid response

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:13

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development plans to use $1.2 million from the federal government for its first programs specifically to help people affected by opioid addiction get back into the workforce.

A look into how salmon hatcheries mark their fish

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 21:09

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a three-story series about the operations of Alaska’s salmon hatcheries and their impacts in the North Pacific. Part two will explore the role that hatchery fish and marking play in the negotiation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

Groups war for voters on salmon initiative

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:11

As voters try to decide whether to support or go against a ballot measure related to salmon streams protections, the groups on both sides are actively campaigning and the courts have yet to decide is clear to go.