Before heading out to go gangbusters at our businesses, you might want to stop by the bank and withdraw some cash. Politico explains that to many in the Black Hat hacker world, today is known as Hack Friday as it has been established that cybercrime is unstoppable thus leaving our commerce sector vulnerable to not just theft, but attack.
Reuters is reporting that Saudi Arabia’s oil minister told fellow OPEC members that they weren’t going to cut production so that they could effectively kill the shale oil boom in the U.S. On Friday, oil dropped again to about $72 a barrel. Alaska’s current budget relies on $117 barrel per day oil.
Alaska Airlines knows their customer base and shows it when they added a flight to Juneau for Inauguration Day. Gov.-elect Bill Walker showed his appreciation.
Nevada has become the first state in the nation to suspend Uber’s operations. Apparently, all the great PR advice it’s getting from David Plouffe and company, which it badly needs, isn’t getting through to the court system.
The Dispatch reports that the new administration will review Caelus’ application to pay a reduced royalty rate for a new North Slope field.
The Hill has a list of 2016 presidential hopefuls that are truly diverse. The current pack leaders are Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Chis Christie and Former Gov. Jeb Bush.
The Kenai Senior Center received extra funding from the state, $16,515 more than what the Kenai city council expected through a state grant. The Peninsula Clarion has the details on how it will be utilized.
The New York Times reports that activists are banding together to fund travel expenses for patients seeking access to the ever-shrinking number of abortion clinics.
Per the Juneau Empire: Juneau wants the roughly $400,000 back that it spent on a parking meter system that doesn’t work. However, the company Aparc that sold the borough the faulty meters, declared bankruptcy. Juneau’s Assembly will soldier on and try to get at least some of what it’s owed.
Who knew that Black Friday was America’s number 1 day to purchase a gun? The Washington Post does and has the details, including charts.
The Dispatch has an article about a Mat-Su farmer taking his anti-road tax all the way to the Alaska Supreme Court. Challenges to our current tax system are admirable as it strengthens our democratic process, but strains of I fought the law come to mind.
The public will have a chance to share their ideas about the proposed smoke pollution regulations next week in Fairbanks as the borough area prepares to comply with federal clean air statutes. The Fairbanks News Miner has details.