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Aniak mayor: Insurance hikes burden rural Alaska heat their homes, and you add about $200 in electricity bills," said Aniak Mayor Jacque Longpre.With higher insurance costs heaped on, it's getting close to a point where people won't be able to afford to live in places such as Aniak...
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Major hospitals hurting from uncollected debt

...local hospitals can be summarized this way, the finance chiefs say: Rising health care costs, combined with higher insurance costs, means fewer people with adequate insurance. That means more bad debt and charity care, and less profits...
Bill could help drunks get home safely

...need their car to get to work the next day, they worry about vandalism or they fear it will be towed, he said. High insurance costs have kept the "Off the Road" program from starting, Rokeberg said. He said insurance would have cost taxi companies...
Meeting lets public comment on school budget

...begins July 1 of this year, and $38,340,700 for fiscal year 2004. In the face of decreasing enrollment and higher insurance costs, the district is requesting the Juneau Assembly contribute the maximum amount of funding allowed under state...

...Cattanach said. Several factors contributed to the reduced construction spending, he said. Lower tax revenues and higher insurance costs have pinched government spending on new construction, he said. Also, Cattanach said, oil companies spent roughly...
City facing big increase in its insurance rates

Increasing premiums and the depletion of a surplus that subsidized previous years' payments will mean higher insurance costs for the city next fiscal year, possibly by more than four to six times last year's costs in certain areas...


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