Alaska's attempts to sprout an international export business selling seed potatoes have failed to develop into a viable enterprise, and will likely never pay big dividends, a state audit has found. Read more
Alaska's historic moon rocks, collected by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in 1969, are back in NASA's custody.
Now, Alaska State Museums Curator Bob Banghart says he'd like to see them back in an Alaska museum. Read more
New Southeast legislative districts are driving up campaign costs, especially for some closely watched races that may pit incumbents against each other. Two incumbent state senators will face each other in the fall, Sen. Read more
Opponents of the Coastal Management measure on the August 28 ballot have raised 10 times the amount the Alaska Sea Party has raised to promote the measure, with the state's mining industry far exceeding its oil and gas industry in funding the opposition. Read more
A top state official trying to hold down health care costs says she's happy to have begun a public discussion on the issue.
But Commissioner Becky Hultberg of the Department of Administration is also challenging those who have questioned the proposals. Read more
While Alaska won't create a health insurance exchange on its own, a consultant's report suggests that some in the state's Department of Health and Social Services would have liked to see the state take the lead on its own exchange. Read more
The University of Alaska Southeast is abandoning its early childhood education programs, saying demand for the credentials they award has declined to a point where the cost of offering the programs can't be justified. Read more
Unemployment rates rose in Alaska in June, as growing numbers of jobseekers outpaced even the state's rapidly increasing number of summer jobs.
Alaska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed from 7.0 percent in May to 7. Read more