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My Turn: Alaskan timber industry may jeopardize Alaska

...prioritizes a financially unsustainable timber industry at the expense of other regional industries...rural Southeast.No one wants to pit one industry against another, but we need to transition...need healthy upland habitat.My current industry - tourism - is responsible for more than...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-05/alaskan-timber-industry-may-jeopardiz
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 4, 2015

...marijuana as approved by Alaska's voters, those voters demanded a regulated industry. The state has not completed any regulations for a commercial marijuana industry, and companies like Discreet Deliveries are doing a disservice to all of Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-04/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-m
Opinion
UAS marks 44th commencement with farewell to chancellor and a message from the sky

...president."The accident of my life was that being a bean counter was best experience I could have had to be in the airline industry," Tilden said.Next, Tilden encouraged graduates to be both realistic and optimistic.He suggested it's important to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-04/uas-marks-44th-commencement-farewell-ch
Local
Cruising toward a million visitors

...to shore from cruise ships this year, industry groups predict.John Binkley, with...of Commerce in April that the cruise industry has seen steady growth of about 7.6...over year."It's significant for any industry to achieve that kind of growth over time...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-03/cruising-toward-million-visitors
Local
ERC Editorial: Farmed Atlantic salmon for sale in Juneau - what's up with that?

...salmon is an absolute threat to Alaska's commercial fishing industry. Escaped Atlantic salmon from British Columbia's net pens...together, we can all support the local commercial fishing industry.? Empire Readers' Council editorials are written by John...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-03/erc-editorial-farmed-atlantic-salmon-
Opinion
1 million passengers expected on Alaska cruises in 2015

...JUNEAU - Alaska is preparing for a strong tourist season, with industry forecasts predicting about 1 million passengers on Alaska cruises...passengers this year. Binkley also warned that as the cruise industry expands globally and newer ships are deployed to ports in Asia...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/1-million-passengers-expected-alaska-cr
State
Alaska businesses, schools partner on maritime job skills

...to prepare more Alaskans for jobs in the maritime industry.The industry needs employees with a wide-range of skills: catching...the University of Alaska and other training and industry groups are trying to implement the Alaska Maritime...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/alaska-businesses-schools-partner-marit
State
Mining reps discuss business in Ketchikan

Ketchikan received a refresher on Alaska's mining industry on Tuesday.Speakers at a noon luncheon included representatives of Ucore Rare Metals and Heatherdale Resources - both Canadian...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/mining-reps-discuss-business-ketchikan
Local
Empire Editorial: When is it time to talk 'revenue'?

...revenue, just not the type Alaskans are thinking of. What residents are wanting to hear are big ideas; ones that draw new industry to Alaska, grow the industries we already have, or which lead to new resource development and the creation of jobs.Many...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-26/empire-editorial-when-it-time-talk-re
Opinion
Speak up for safety in honor of Workers' Memorial Day

...Roland Zullo analyzed the relationship between construction industry fatalities and union density (union members as a percentage...create a strong safety-conscious culture in the construction industry in those states. Last year Alaska had the second-highest...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/speak-safety-honor-workers-memorial-d
Opinion

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