Alaska Permanent Fund Corp, with millions in GameStop shares, eyes stock surge warily

Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation CEO Angela Rodell said GameStop is just one of over 11,000 different stocks in the organization’s portfolio. On top of that, it’s also invested in bonds, real estate and private equity.

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Drilling boosters, opponents consider next steps after first Arctic refuge lease sale

The state won 10-year oil leases for nine pieces of land by submitting the minimum offer: $25 an acre. But drilling for oil in the refuge is expensive, and it faces an aggressive opposition campaign.

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Alaska Legislature will sue Gov. Mike Dunleavy over lapsed appointments

A panel of Alaska legislators voted 11-1 on Tuesday afternoon to sue Gov. Mike Dunleavy over his decision to bypass legislative confirmation for his picks for state boards and commissions.

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James Fisher, elected to Alaska’s first Legislature in 1959, dies of COVID-19

Fisher was deeply involved with local causes and was famously committed to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, where he was inducted into its hall of fame.

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State may have illegally directed $5 million contract, former officials tell Alaska Legislature

Three former state employees told state legislators that they believe a $5 million contract was so narrowly written that it was illegal.

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