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Gov. Walker releases Parnell budget without endorsement

The Walker administration released what it calls a “work in progress” budget submitted by the outgoing Parnell administration on Monday. 

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How soon is too soon for Holiday music?

Although it doesn’t look like the Christmas season in Alaska, it sounds like it on radio station Magic 98.9, KYMG-FM. 

Proposed tax break targets Mat-Su seniors, veterans

An initiative on Tuesdays local ballot could raise the property tax exemption in the Matsu Valley from $150,000 to $218,000.

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Lower Food Prices, Fred Meyer Changing Strategy To Compete For Customers

Trying to combat the high cost of groceries, one of Alaska's biggest retailers Fred Meyer is trying to woo customers with cheaper items, a strategy that could ease the pain on your wallet.

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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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