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PFD Amount Could Double, AEDC Says

Some market watchers are predicting this year's dividend to double from last year, and they're saying it may go even higher than that.

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Gas Bills Will Increase by 48 Percent

Some customers are fuming over an Enstar rate increase, although the gas company says it's making up for a warmer than normal winter.

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Bill to Raise Alaska's Minimum Wage Introduced

House Rules Committee bill is worded like a ballot initiative currently scheduled to appear on the August primary ballot. It would increase the minimum wage of $7.75 an hour by $2 an hour over two years and adjust it for inflation afterward.

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Energy Authority Pegs $20 Million to Build 14 Biomass Boilers

The Alaska Energy Authority says the six projects will share $20 million are located in Galena, Kake, Ketchikan, Haines, Minto, and Yakutat.

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Report: Regulating Legal Marijuana in Alaska Could Cost Millions

A report by eight state agencies says it will cost between $3.7 million and $7 million to regulate marijuana if Alaskans vote to legalize it, but the report's critics say that number doesn't take into account tax revenues legal marijuana sales would generate.
 

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Price Jump for Amazon's 'Prime' Membership

Online retail giant Amazon.com is raising the price of its popular Prime membership to $99 per year, an increase of $20.

Alaska Permanent Fund Tops $50 Billion

Alaska Permanent Fund Tops $50 Billion

The fund’s collection of stocks, bonds, real estate, and other investments closed at an unaudited value of just over $50 billion on Thursday, but that doesn't mean Alaskans can expect bigger PFDs.

Nome Graphite Deposit Promises Power for the Future

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Nome Graphite Deposit Promises Power for the Future

Growing demand for graphite in electronics like cell phone and laptop batteries is increasing interest in a deposit outside of Nome that could prove to be the largest graphite deposit in North America.

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