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Channel 2 NewsBethel officials and local businesses are trying to assess the effect of a new $2.21-a-pack tax on cigarettes passed in December and in effect since March 1, rapidly adding money to city coffers. According to the Associated Press, city officials say the...
Tags: Tobacco Products, Sales
Channel 2 NewsWhile many Anchorage residents get ready for summer fun, local businesses are readying themselves for millions of dollars in new construction on remodeling projects or new structures. National outfitting chains Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's are...
Channel 2 NewsThe University of Alaska Anchorage is getting into the business of creating businesses -- and it’s announced its first startup company, a venture created to sell new sensor platforms. In the past, universities have had the reputation of being ivory...
The Associated PressWorried the Internal Revenue Service might target you for an audit? You probably should be if you own a small business in one of the wealthy suburbs of Los Angeles. You might also be wary if you're a small-business owner in one of dozens of...
Channel 2 NewsA violent incident at the midtown Walmart has raised questions in the community about laws regarding service dogs. On Saturday, Anchorage police alleged 45-year-old David Pirtle of shooting 33-year-old Jason Mahi, store manager, in the abdomen after a...
Tags: Walmart, Crime, Law and Justice
Channel 2 NewsWhether it's trolling the depths of Alaska’s oceans for gold or chasing down outlaws along interior highways; the last frontier has become the first choice for reality TV shows, documentaries and movies in recent years. Some of those filming...
Tags: Sarah Palin, Politics, Taxation, Johnny Ellis, Credit and Debt
Channel 2 NewsWasilla police are investigating a wave of counterfeit bills passed at quick-service stores that have left nearly a dozen local businesses out more than $3,300, most of it in small amounts. According to WPD investigator Ruth Josten, U.S. Secret...
Channel 2 NewsThe Fairview Business Association brought up the issue of homeless inebriates at Monday's meeting with the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. The group says positive solutions are needed for the growing problem. At the meeting Heidi Heinrich, General Manager...
Tags: Social Issues, Homelessness
Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage man is facing 36 federal charges, including aggravated identity theft, in a case involving more than $150,000 in losses to individuals and businesses he allegedly defrauded. Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis announced 43-year-old Michael...
Tags: Prosecution, Sales, Theft, U.S. Military
Channel 2 NewsWith two weeks to go until Christmas, Downtown Anchorage businesses want residents to think about buying local gifts. In an initiative called "Gift Local," the Anchorage Downtown Partnership is encouraging shoppers to check out Downtown shops for unique...
Tags: Holidays, Religious Festivals, Sales
Channel 2 NewsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a request from the State of Alaska for individual assistance with recovery expenses after September’s storms and flooding in Southcentral Alaska, a week after President Obama declared the incident a...
Tags: Barack Obama, Sean Parnell, FEMA
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerFairbanks police have been busy with a string of robberies targeting businesses throughout the city. In the largest, nearly every store in the Shopper's Forum Mall was broken into on Friday morning. The stores left untouched were a fitness center...
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