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My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...Economists have still to come up with a comprehensive answer to: why and how economies grow? Focus has shifted from capital and labor to higher productivity and human capital embodied in knowledge. MIT economist Cesar Hidalgo now argues that economies grow...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-model-alaskas-road-economic-g
Opinion
Art History: Sybil Davis and Ken DeRoux

...all the theater people and all the dance people did cross-pollinate by helping each other, and bringing energy and physical labor to each other's projects. JDU used a Perseverance Theatre set once it was available and presented a dance performance in...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/art-history-sybil-davis-and-ken-deroux
Art
Paper: Cooperate rather than lead on LNG

...declining population means fewer workers contributing the state's Gross Domestic Product," Thorning wrote.She also cited the aging of the population, and workforce, as shown in Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development data.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/paper-cooperate-rather-lead-lng
State | AK legislature
Fewer kids, less funding

...community here there's some issues," Means said regarding the steady trend of student loss. "One is a lot of our state labor force is perhaps more mature in years. There was a big boom of state employment many years ago and we will be seeing a transition...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/less-kids-less-funding
Local
Labor board blocks effort to unionize college athletes

CHICAGO - The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic...athletes' union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur...effectively ends any chance to establish labor unions in college athletics."This puts...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/labor-board-blocks-effort-unionize-co
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Labor Department announces unemployment rate at 6.8 percent

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Department of Labor says Alaska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.8 percent.The department revised the May rate down .1...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-19/labor-department-announces-unemployment
State
Labor Department announces unemployment rate at 6.8 percent

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Department of Labor says Alaska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.8 percent.The department revised the May rate down .1...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/labor-department-announces-unemployment
State
Judge puts NFL on hot seat as he belittles 'Deflategate'

...game of professional football."In court documents, the union's lawyers said the suspension was unfair and violated the labor contract and complained that it would cause irreparable harm to Brady by forcing him to miss games.They called a June appeal...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-13/judge-puts-nfl-hot-seat-he-belittles-
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Facing rising dental costs, seniors head to Mexico

...have high deductibles and don't offer extensive coverage. Many people opt out.Mexico has lower costs because of cheaper labor and fewer regulatory requirements. Residents in border towns like El Paso, Texas and Nogales, Sonora, often make the short...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/facing-rising-dental-costs-seniors-head
State
'They destroyed me. They just killed me'

...Such horrors, while sickening to this Muslim-majority country of 180 million, happen as children remain vulnerable. Child labor is common in Pakistan, and children as young as 5 are "bought, sold, rented or kidnapped and placed in organized begging...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/they-destroyed-me-they-just-killed-me
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