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Empire Editorial: Juneau needs a one-and-done sales tax fix

...senior sales tax exemption. ? Exempt food. Like electricity and heating fuel, food is another necessity. Juneau food costs are already about 20 percent higher than the Lower 48 average. Exempting food sales would be another step toward making...

...of a less than 3 percent cut in the federal budget. In the past year I had my heath insurance go up 700 percent, our food costs are up about 25 percent, and just a few weeks ago, the moorage on my boat went up $4 a foot. All of these things...
Northwest Digest

...said Thursday. The change in the federally funded Alaska Women, Infants and Children program is a result of rising food costs nationally, officials said. Beginning next Monday, clients will have to buy the lowest priced brands available for...
My turn: How do Northern Dynasty's payments affect judgment?

...Critics felt Ramras's allegations were unfounded. They are not. Northern Dynasty paid for air travel, lodging and food costs for the two- to three-day informational meetings, and gave those in attendance as much as $200 per day, labeling...
State relies on stores to enforce new voucher rule

...Alaskans who participate in the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program must buy the least expensive brands. Rising food costs are causing a budget crunch at Alaska's WIC nutrition program. Rough projections by the state put the shortfall at...
Oil prices bounce back as US dollar weakens

...this it will be a threat to the economic recovery," PFGBest analyst Phil Flynn said, warning of higher energy and food costs. To combat the worst recession since the 1930s, Federal Reserve policy makers have kept interest rates at a record...
Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate

...foreign governments are pouring millions of dollars each year into the potentially lucrative field that could help reduce food costs and improve food safety.Already, biotech scientists are changing their plans to avoid getting stuck in FDA-related...
Red tape rising: 2010's record flood of regulation

...for the next 15 years. By diverting crop production to fuels and away from food, EPA predicts the rule could increase food costs. Efficiency standards for residential water heaters, heating equipment, and pool heaters, costing some $1.3 billion...
Lunch service sees rising number of elderly Koreans

...between food and other necessities, like gas or utilities. The lunches, offered in exchange for donations, help ease food costs, while improving nutrition and providing an outlet for socializing. The majority of older Koreans don't speak English...
Popular new restaurant will close its doors

...Young said that despite the crowd the restaurant wasn't making money. "Gross sales were really high but with all the food costs it wasn't making any profit," Young said. "It's their first time running a restaurant here in Juneau ... If...


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