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ELF-repeal initiative deserves support

Our initiative to repeal the ELF (economic limit factor) tax breaks for the big North Slope oil producers was approved last week. Alaskans now have their first...
Pure Sole: Santa Wins!

...All-Christmas Team, including Most Valuable Elf Bushy Evergreen."Of course, this is...Evergreen said. "But it should say Elves, not Elf. I could not, and none of us could, do...North Pole for too long, or missing an elf's birthday."When I am gone from home...
Pure Sole: What not to do for Christmas

...tightly grasping at nothing.Warmth flowed down my wool dress pants.Hands pushed me forward, passing me from one infernal elf to another until I felt the bearded breath of Him in front of me."What do you want for Christmas?"Tears forced my eyes...
Santa Claus is coming to town

That jolly old elf, Santa Claus, visited Juneau Friday, helping fire fighters hand out candy to Juneau boys and girls from near the Mount Roberts...
Elfin source: Santa to make two stops in Juneau, with help from CCFR

...this year before Christmas morning, according to one chatty elf.Capital City Fire and Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge confirmed...back loop road, stopping at the All Season subdivision.The elf source made sure to pass on one specific jolly message from Father...
Pygmy owl: Bite much bigger than its beak

The northern pygmy owl is not the smallest owl in North America; the tiny elf owl of our southern deserts merits that distinction. But our northern pygmy owl is indeed small, measuring only six or seven...
Aircraft deployments force fewer visits for Guard's Operation Santa Claus

...certain locations where Santa Claus needs some help. They don't lend themselves to just eight tiny reindeer and a jolly old elf.And so Santa, as he has done for more than 50 years, calls on the Alaska Air and Army National Guard.Operation Santa Claus...
The history of oil wealth

...first production tax was enacted in 1977. ELF was named after its characteristic Economic Limit Factor. The ELF was a figure from 0 to 1 in the equation...continues by operating at a loss.Discussing ELF in 2005 at a presentation organized by Commonwealth...
My Turn: SB21 myths are 'baloney marinated in oil'

...out for decades. Current declining throughput was designed, engineered and intended decades ago and long before ACES. Under ELF (Economic Limitation Factor), the tax system before ACES, 15 of 19 producing fields paid zero or next to zero percent production...
My Turn: SB21 is risky business

...the expenses of oil companies because they did not make a profit. Even under the previous tax system Economic Limit Factor (ELF) with zero tax on many fields, we did not have to pay the companies to produce North Slope oil.SB21 is not robust enough...


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