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Forum a (mostly) one-sided affair

...Alaska Class ferries, both of which will be built in Ketchikan.McGuan said he "applaud(s) efforts to keep manufacturing jobs in Alaska," and he doesn't believe subsidies for AMHS are too high. "It's part of what it takes to be a...
Southeast by the (updated) numbers

...The record catch in 2013 (which, adjusted for inflation might trail behind 2011 slightly) comes with increased manufacturing jobs in the region. Regional processors saw 300 million pounds worth of the fish, with a wholesale value of $624 million...
Chris Maisch hoodwinks Congress about the Tongass

...mere shadow of its past, falling from 4,600 jobs in 1990 to approximately 307 logging jobs and 150 wood products manufacturing jobs in 2011." In 1990 only 4,000 such jobs existed statewide. It was the peak year of Southeast Alaska's logging...
We have a common enemy - apathy

When Pete Weber suggested in his Oct. 8 letter that environmentalists and unions have sent our manufacturing jobs overseas ("Liberals, unions cause damage to the nation,") my first thought was that he is granting these organizations far...
Dwelling on the past

...can hardly give away hemlock. Cedar, the only money-maker, is mostly exported and doesn't add up to local manufacturing jobs. None of us here in Southeast Alaska affect global market conditions or demand for Tongass timber. Louisiana Pacific...
Boxed in at 'Quigleyville'

...large-scale expansion of the Lemon Creek Valley. The problem for everyone is space. Flat land in Juneau equates to manufacturing jobs and commercial development, and over the decades Lemon Creek has been farmed, mined and logged. It has functioned...
US job gains defy Sandy - and fears of the fiscal cliff

...other heavy equipment. That would generate more manufacturing jobs."The ground is being prepared for faster growth...manufacturers added nearly 10,000 jobs. But overall manufacturing jobs fell by 7,000, partly a result of 12,000 jobs...
My turn: Buy American; it matters

...resulting in the loss of American manufacturing jobs. Again, political The outsourcing of manufacturing jobs over the last couple of the shelves, American manufacturing jobs will continue to disappear...
Unemployment up slightly in September

...employment, largely in the fishing and tourism industries, Robinson said. There was a decline of about 3,500 manufacturing jobs, mainly in seafood processing, and about 2,400 in the leisure and hospitality sector. Government jobs increased...
Juneau partially buffered from US job crisis

...recession has been hit hardest in manufacturing jobs, Alaska in the past month has added 6,400 manufacturing jobs, 6,300 of them in seafood...Alaska has few of the types of manufacturing jobs that have been disappearing...


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