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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/history-oil-wealth
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/my-turn-sb21-myths-are-baloney-marina
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-13/my-turn-sb21-risky-business
Opinion
Mayor of North Pole chides McCain over his elves comment

...you call him and his fellow residents "elves," be prepared for a lump of coal. Normally...the veteran senator questioned why the "elves" needed the $200,000 for recreation...I guess Santa had a tough year and the elves need a little help from the American taxpayer...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020504/sta_elves.shtml
News
Holiday Cup Soccer Tourney

TODAY, DEC. 30SEMIFINALS9 a.m., Elementary, Blitz'n vs. Kickin Elves.10 a.m., Elementary, Tsunamis vs. Reigning Snowballs. 11 a.m., Mid School, Rowdy Rudolphs vs. Thunder Muffins...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-12-30/holiday-cup-soccer-tourney
Sports
Correction

...incorrectly stated the date that the Auke Bay Santa on the Fire Truck event will be held, based on misinformation from mischievous elves who said Saturday, Dec. 22 is an actual date. (It is not.) The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 21.For more information...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-11
Local
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032705/let_20050327022.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2012-12-16/santa-claus-coming-town
Neighbors
Postal service to resume North Pole Santa letters

...be hearing from Santa's "elves" at the North Pole after all...for decades, these dedicated elves responded to thousands of letters...amid privacy concerns. The elves from Santa's Mailbag vowed...It's great!" said chief elf Gabby Gaborik of Santa's Mailbag...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112209/sta_527626864.shtml
Alaska Santa letter effort boosted by USPS controversy

...benefits from the brief cancellation of a popular program where "elves" answered children's letters to Santa Claus. Santa's Mailbag...of North Pole ended the holidays with more than 200 volunteer elves answering children's letters to St. Nick. That's a 50...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122809/sta_540264033.shtml

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