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Reflecting on a just wage this Labor Day weekend

...readjust the salaries of the priests depending on where in Southeast Alaska they are assigned due to the difference of food prices. The cost of food on Prince of Wales Island is different than here in Juneau. In order to provide what is proper...
Outside editorial: As food prices increase, American security is at stake

...passed down the supply chain, food prices could rise an additional 3 percent...can't afford enough to eat. High food prices are one of the root causes of unrest...estimates that since last June, rising food prices have pushed 44 million people into...
Food prices in Alaska could outpace nation

FAIRBANKS - Food prices in Alaska could rise more quickly than...prices will work their way into the food prices," says Dan Robinson, an economist...worked their way in." Nationally, food prices are increasing faster than predicted...
Time for a new approach to ethanol mandates

...almost exclusively from corn, food prices have spiked in the U.S. and...everything possible right now to curb food prices, rather than ignoring the problems...bring much-needed relief to high food prices, inject fresh growth and innovation...
'Off the charts': 133k Somalia famine child deaths

...mortality surveys by the Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit , including 61 from the famine period, and data on food prices, wages and humanitarian access.Philippe Lazzarini, the chief U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, said...
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My Turn: Road to Umiat - a bad idea with far-reaching potential consequences

...road system, the road to Umiat will affect our village. People from here were saying at the meetings gas prices and food prices will go down. But the main question is how? We don't live on the road. Food and gas prices will still be the same...
Outside editorial: The starving can't wait

...from headlines since the global food crisis that led to riots in 2008. Sadly, the opposite is true. Continued high food prices, drought and a worldwide recession that has reduced remittances from immigrant workers in developing countries have...
Funding electrics is a battery-dead idea

...same was said not too long ago about biofuels. But mandating the production and use of corn-based ethanol jacked up food prices, depleted scarce groundwater resources and cost consumers more to fill up their cars. Despite generous federal and...
Salmon feeds recipients of food aid programs 1-pound tall cans earlier this fall, and there should be another 300-ton purchase of canned pinks soon. As food prices rise in the United States, the world's dominant donor for food aid, the USDA has purchased less food than in past...
Safeway, Carrs seek state input

...make sure the combination of Alaska's two largest grocers will not hurt consumers by limiting competition and raising food prices. A more active role by the state does not necessarily mean the federal government would drop out, said Bob Schroeder...


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