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Nome may nix tax-exempt status for churches, non-profit groups

...coffers, including charging sales tax on items that are currently exempt, including such things as banking, used-car sales over $1,500 and medical services.However, council members said those transactions would be too difficult to track...
Volt for a day: a peek into the future of electric vehicles

...scale so that new developments in batteries and infrastructure become more affordable. Auto analysts monitoring electric car sales and developments predict that the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market will develop and grow, but not at the scale...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...established under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, which settled aboriginal lands claims. A dramatic jump in car sales followed the CIRI distribution, according to Anchorage dealers. Many offered special deals to shareholders. Even those...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...5 million shares of VoiceStream stock, more than half of which was sold to fund the dividends. A dramatic jump in car sales followed the distribution. Many dealers offered special deals to shareholders, but even those who didn't advertise...
Juneau drivers are being set up

...generate revenue for special-interest groups, which include police, rescue, medical, tow truck, car repair, new car sales, insurance and others. The costs to the driving public extend beyond financial hardships. The status quo will not change...
Outside editorial: Cash for Clunkers a money guzzler

...their local dealers to take advantage of the generous credits, which went from $3,500 to $4,500 per vehicle. New car sales, which had plunged during the recession, suddenly rebounded, to the delight of dealers and carmakers. In fact, the...
Outside editorial: Congress' 'cash for clunkers' a lemon of an idea many European countries, which have boosted new-car sales in recent months. The program is capped at a total cost...Germany's program, though it dramatically boosted new-car sales, was also met with criticism from other retail businesses...
Tax figures show spending trends

...percent Fuel, oil: - 42 percent Pull tabs: -39 percent Furniture stores: -31 percent Jewelry stores: -26 percent Car sales: -24 percent Clothes and accessories: -17 percent Boat dealers: -16 percent Business services: -14 percent Restaurants...
Skinner closes Southeast stores

...different ball game." One Skinner employee said the Juneau dealership had been profitable. City sales tax income from car sales is down 24 percent so far this year. Skinner Sales and Service of Juneau is current on its sales tax payments, according...
Dealer ready to handle Toyota recalls

...impact Toyota's reputation. Allwine said he's seen plenty of recalls among various manufacturers in his career in car sales. "I've seen this weathered with Chrysler or Ford, and the list goes on. We're always concerned about manufacturer...


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