Prosecutions highlight bid to clean up defense supply chain

...supplying unapproved computer chips for military helicopters built by Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp."With the amount of defense contractors in Connecticut, and the volume of integrated circuits and things like that that go into these different...
Nation and World
Lower gas prices means no Social Security increase next year

...would see their Part B annual deductible for outpatient care jump by $76, to an estimated $223. The deductible is the annual amount patients pay before Medicare kicks in."This would affect all beneficiaries," said Tricia Neuman of the nonpartisan Kaiser...
Nation and World
Familiar face becomes APFC pope

...state needs $10 billion to pay for its share of AKLNG, that amount is nearly a fifth of the value of the Permanent Fund."If...Rodell said state-offered investments need to earn the same amount of money as out-of-state investments."The No. 1 responsibility...
Alaska Science Forum: Unusual songbird meets an early snowstorm

...its genes. But a good deal of mortality might be a big part of golden-crowned kinglet strategy.The birds lay an unusual amount of eggs in their hammock nests that hang beneath spruce branches. Sometimes a pair will get two nests going at once. All those...
Young not in running for Speaker of the House

...D-Michigan since 1965) and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-New York since 1971).Normally, that kind of seniority grants a significant amount of power in the House, but Young is an exception. The Congressman has been dogged by accusations of wrongdoing since the late...
A $750K ride to the glacier

...the bus to the Juneau Economic Development Council. He did so two months ago, too.$750,000 is far more than the average amount local tour companies, such as Alaska Coach Tours, typically spend on buses. McDonnell said they usually buy buses used for...
Letter: For education, for Fisk

...producing work to be proud of and forming great relationships the class sizes are rising. The support staff is shrinking. The amount expected of the teachers is increasing. The budget for basic things like photo coping and paper supplies is decreasing. When...
Walker hires consultants ahead of Obama visit Aug. 31, when Obama arrived in Alaska. The contract was for up to $50,000 and a Walker spokeswoman said that was the amount paid.Obama visited Alaska for three days on a trip aimed at highlighting climate change concerns.The contract lists Peter...
Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...from July 8 to Aug. 31, when Obama arrived in Alaska for a multiday visit. The contract was for up to $50,000 - the final amount paid, Walker spokeswoman Katie Marquette said Tuesday.Obama visited Alaska over three days in late August and early September...
My Turn: BC Mines and the Taku watershed

...action to do just that.Unfortunately, Bennett quickly backtracked two weeks later when he said, "You've got a tremendous amount of data that shows that there isn't any impact on water from what's happening at Tulsequah Chief. There isn't any impact...


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