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UA researchers use game to show state budget woes

ANCHORAGE - Researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage are using a game to demonstrate the state's growing financial issues.
Searching for a light: The case for economic optimism as Alaska enters recession

Imagine yourself standing at the edge of a dark hole in the ground. You can't see the bottom. Suddenly, your foot slips and you find yourself falling, sliding into a dark and uncertain space. You don't know when you'll hit the bottom.
Falling oil gouges state budget deeper

On Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's budget problems.
Empire Editorial: Make good on UA system's strengths

Early this month, Jim Johnsen, the presumptive next president of the University of Alaska system, traveled to Juneau. It's a tough time to be stepping into the system's top job.
My Turn: Governor's tax credit veto is churlish conversation starter

The Juneau Empire's July 5 editorial was far too charitable in its assessment of Gov. Bill Walker's veto of tax credits owed to oil and gas explorers.
University of Alaska's presumptive president visits Juneau for question session

University of Alaska president candidate Jim Johnsen said he expects the state university system to be providing fewer academic programs in 10 years, but that the remaining areas of study will be stronger and more successful.
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Bill seeking new Native corporations in Congress

JUNEAU - Congress is picking up a bill that would create corporations for residents of five southeast Alaska communities left out of a landmark land settlement decades ago. The bill authored by U.S. Rep.
My Turn: Time to complete Governor Hammond's vision

Former Gov. Jay Hammond said this when later describing the reasons he and others created the Permanent Fund: "I wanted to transform oil wells pumping oil for a finite period into money wells pumping money for infinity.
Charting Southeast's economy through 2020

Southeast Conference begins its two-day Mid-Session Summit today at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The annual summit kicks off with opening remarks at 8 a.m.
My Turn: Urgent need for a sustainable budget

During the fall, a large number of candidates campaigned on the theme of enacting sustainable budgets. For example, on his campaign website Gov.


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