U.S. Bank says state employee payroll direct deposits should be complete this morning, and it will cover related banking fees.

An international network meets in Anchorage to discuss mining projects in Canada, Alaska, and on Indian reservations.

The Senate Finance Committee's $2.1 billion budget includes $145 million for a new heating system for the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and $2.1 for a road linking King Cove to Cold Bay. It doesn't include $10 million for the Susitna dam project that Administration was seeking.

Some subsistence fishermen are calling for a temporary halt to fishing on the Yukon River after the state has forecast abysmal returns of king salmon.