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Global, national economics influence Alaska

...three stands out as a definite positive.Conerly expects consumers worldwide to continue slowly increasing their spending - a...government spending and oil prices will fall in the coming decade.Consumers worldwide are expected to "continue chugging along" in their...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-14/global-national-economics-influence-ala
Local | AK legislature
Alaska ad proudly ties Begich to 'Obamacare'

...seeking to modify the law. They would provide a lower-cost, high-deductible "Copper" plan, and restore startup funds for consumer-driven health insurance cooperatives. The senators also would direct state insurance regulators to develop models for selling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/alaska-ad-proudly-ties-begich-obamacare
State
Commentary: The sacredness of this week

...is coming up at the end of May, is not really about celebrating a three-day weekend, hosting barbecues or discounts on consumer items. Instead, this is a sacred day dedicated to mourning our war dead and honoring those who died serving our country...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/commentary-sacredness-week
Opinion
Letter: Min. wage should be $20

...no incentive to spend enough to keep cash in the economic equation. Simple commodities such as houses, cars, clothing and consumer household products have led to the downfall of the textile industry; because the lack of an adequate minimum wage, health...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-03-28/letter-min-wage-should-be-20
Letters
My Turn: E-cig restrictions unreasonable, premature

...unnecessarily burden adult consumers, they could stifle the migration...by deterring adult tobacco consumers from using new and potentially...products. By inhibiting adult consumer adoption of e-cigarettes...issue. Ultimately, Alaskan consumers and small businesses will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-18/my-turn-e-cig-restrictions-unreasonab
Opinion
Lagos aims to use trash to make electric power in new program

...estimated 500 fruit markets in Lagos will power themselves.Adeyo said it's also important to work with waste closer to the consumer.The city has advertised its recycling agenda on radio stations, encouraging residents to collect plastic and bring it in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-03-13/lagos-aims-use-trash-make-electric-po
Not For Web
Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...bottom fell out of the price of fish," he said. Pink salmon that sold for 80 cents per pound fell to 8 cents per pound. Consumers turned to farm fish or tuna out of fear of tainted salmon. His boat caught 2.5 million pound of pinks one season and lost...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/exxon-valdez-spill-effects-linger
State
Former Seattle burn chief accused of misconduct

...efforts to limit the use of potentially toxic flame retardants, the newspaper reported.Flame retardants are used in many consumer products and are intended to slow the spread of fire. Some lawmakers, including in Olympia, have tried to limit their use...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-17/former-seattle-burn-chief-accused-misco
State
Alaska lawmakers agree on increasing per-student funding, but not on amount

...to make the district whole.The Democratic proposal, SB147, calls for a $404 increase in 2015 and it ties the BSA to the consumer price index, ensuring automatic rises to keep pace with inflation."We should be funding education first," said Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-02/alaska-lawmakers-agree-increasing-stude
State | AK legislature
On the Trails: Willows, midges and moose

The many species of willow are subject to chewing, nibbling, gnawing, and poking by a huge variety of consumers. Here are just of few of the complex interactions.Most of us here have seen the "willow roses" or rosettes that develop on...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-28/trails-willows-midges-and-moose
Outdoors

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