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Record pink harvest creating market glut

JUNEAU - State officials said Alaska's record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several years.
Alaska's need to be front and center in national energy production

In October, our nation reached a little noticed but significant milestone: America's production of oil in America by Americans exceeded imports for the first time in nearly 20 years. If this trend continues as is projected, the U.S.
My Turn: Morning in Alaska

During the 1984 campaign, President Reagan's team ran a 60-second ad that has become an all-time classic. Titled "Morning in America," the spot focused on America's sense of renewal during Reagan's first term.
Rep. Gara's myopic view

In a recent My Turn piece ("Answers to questions about the oil tax cut," June 27, 2013), Rep. Les Gara argues that supporters of SB 21 are "spinning" facts. In fact, Rep. Gara is the one who has gone into full "spin" mode.
Study says Pebble Mine would impact Alaska's economy considerably

A May 2013 report commissioned by the Pebble Limited Partnership indicates that the proposed Pebble Mine would have a substantial effect on Alaska's economy. The partnership considers the Pebble deposit to be one of the largest of its kind in the world.
35th anniversary of TAPS, June 20, 2012

The Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline System, commonly referred to as TAPS, turns 35 years old this week. We should all wish the pipeline a very happy birthday, and most importantly, many happy returns.
Plan would convert natural gas to electricity

ANCHORAGE - An idea studied years ago by an oil company for producing vast stores of North Slope natural gas without building a giant pipeline has emerged again, this time before state legislators trying to find relief for residents crushed by heating and electricity costs.Why not convert the natural gas into electricity and transmit it around the state by wires, including to rural and Interior Alaska?
Budget includes language on lieutenant gov lodging

JUNEAU - The latest version of the state operating budget includes language that proposes having the lieutenant governor stay at a state-run historic site while in Juneau.
Vic Fischer to present this week's Sound and Motion

Former Alaska lawmaker Vic Fischer will be the featured speaker Friday when the University of Alaska Southeast hosts the next program in its Sound and Motion Spring Arts Series.
My turn: How the Legislature can control school costs

A conclusion in search of a study" is a clever quip from Senate Finance Chairman Gary Wilken, regarding the area cost differential (ACD). This study attempts to fairly calculate the relative costs of educating students in various parts of the state.


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