Mark Begich is opening a grocery store in Utqiagvik.

THE SOURCE: Alaska Public Media When Mark Begich was a U.S. senator, he took visiting dignitaries on trips to rural Alaska. Every time, he said, he’d drag them into the village store, to show just how much residents had to pay for laundry detergent or a gallon of...

Do not let the PFD divide us

THE SOURCE: Frontiersman Here we go again, another special session causing uncertainty and angst for all Alaskans all because our leaders have yet to provide a long-term solution for the Permanent Fund Dividend and our budget issues. As an Alaskan, a businessman, and...

UIC announces new contract for Utqiaġvik grocery store

THE SOURCE: The Arctic Sounder Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation has announced it plans to enter into a new contract with Begich Capital Partners to operate Utqiaġvik’s local grocery store starting this fall. That means a move away from Alaska Commercial (AC)...