Fairbanks residents complain of booms

...S. Air Force over sonic booms produced during training exercises...complaints have been made because of booms produced during night Red Flag-Alaska...affairs office says one sonic boom was reported Monday and three on Tuesday. The booms were heard from Fairbanks to...
My Turn: Separation of Oil and State

...many families. Mine went from a rugged honey bucket lifestyle to building and owning a hotel during the pipeline construction boom. I was grateful to finance my college education working as a journeyman carpenter, teamster and laborer on that project. But...
Passport to STEM success

...pool filled with water and a selection of miniature containment booms and pieces of a material that absorbs oil but not water. A...and kids with gloved hands moved the miniature containment booms to isolate the oil. They could absorb oil with the little pads...
From the archives: Grounded tanker spills 270,000 barrels of oil off Alaska

...oil companies, were working to contain the oil with floating booms.Don Cornett, Alaska coordinator for Exxon USA, said about...judgment call."Cowper said conventional responses, such as booms, probably would not work because the spill is so large...
Outside editorial: How much bite for new watchdog?

...families are all alike," Tolstoy wrote. "Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." And so it is with financial booms and busts. The prosperity we enjoyed until last year looked like previous upswings: easy credit, rapid financial innovation...
Don't cut the cost of living differential pay

...have sailed the Seven Seas, weathered some heavy storms and almost went down in the middle of the North Atlantic on a stick boom freighter in 80-foot seas in 1974. I am more than qualified to comment here. I have had my thumb on the pulse of the U...
My Turn: Downtown monoculture squeezing out small businesses

...haunts for indigents and homeless people who also come from all over, making life in downtown Juneau summarily unsavory. This "boom-and-bust" monoculture has a debilitating effect on year-round businesses, much the same way that extreme drought and...
City may see discounts on construction

...against rocketing costs driven by high oil prices and building booms overseas. Now, oil prices are down and many economies are...expressing interest. That's a major departure from the last few boom years, when massive overbids were common. In August 2006 the...
Alaskans should invest in energy like Warren Buffett efficiency 15 percent per capita by 2020, however, in order to get there great strides must be made. As construction booms across the state, I encourage developers to help us reach that goal by channeling their inner Buffet and thinking of energy...
Alaska Natives seek degrees at Haskell University to Walmart."Denning lived on the mainland as a child but attended middle and high school in Ketchikan, a city that booms with tourism in summer when northbound Alaska cruise ships make it one of their first stops. For the past three years she's...


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