NATHANIEL HERZ

Walker administration resurrects plan to borrow for pension shortfall

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker's administration is resurrecting a stalled plan under which it would use borrowed money to reduce the hundreds of millions of dollars that the state pays into its pension funds each year. Read more

In Alaska's new PFD fraud detection program, winner is a data superpower

ANCHORAGE - The state will spend $650,000 on a new program to weed out fraudulent Permanent Fund dividend applications under a no-bid purchase last month from international data company LexisNexis. Read more

Coping with low-snow winters in Alaska takes extra effort

ANCHORAGE - When the early-season snow melted this winter and left Anchorage's ski trails covered in ice, Lauren Fritz, a professional cross-country skier, went out and bought cleats for her running shoes. Read more

Anchorage snowmaking system to run at low capacity

ANCHORAGE - A long-awaited snowmaking system covering cross-country ski trails at Kincaid Park is now functioning, but at much less than its planned capacity. Read more

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