My Turn: Apprenticeships more important than ever

...other industries. In recent years, apprenticeships have expanded dramatically into fields like health care and advanced manufacturing. Some states have established new apprenticeship programs as a central workforce development tool to recruit new employers...
Committee asks for special sales tax for pot

...said.The ballot initiative that legalized marijuana in Alaska imposed a $50 per ounce excise tax on the "sale or transfer of marijuana from a cultivation facility to a retail store or marijuana product manufacturing facility."
Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

...from 2013 that focused only on Riau province. The vast majority of the financial losses were in forestry, agriculture and manufacturing.To fight the fires, Indonesia used everything from helicopters to elephants outfitted with water pumps and hoses. Russia...
Nation and World
Juneau Assembly passes marijuana zoning ordinance; restricts cultivation in residential areas

...sales, testing facilities, product manufacturing (think edible and drinkable marijuana...Rural Reserve: retail, testing, manufacturing, cultivation? D1: cultivation only...General Commercial: retail, testing, manufacturing, cultivation? Mixed Use: retail...
Mysterious electric car startup looking to build $1B factory

...The startup's name is Faraday Future, and it has been hunting for a place to build what it says will be a $1 billion manufacturing plant for a new line of cars. Four states are contenders and the company says to expect an announcement within weeks...
Nation and World
My Turn: Somewhere between Reefer Madness and the Nirvana Network

...Licensing Fees? Local Options? Retail Marijuana Stores? Marijuana Cultivation Facilities? Marijuana Product Manufacturing Facilities? Marijuana Testing Facilities? Operating Requirements for all Marijuana Establishments? Enforcement...
With marijuana deadline approaching, the most pressing issue is likely to go unresolved

...approved by a 53-47 margin one year ago. That ballot measure gave the MCB authority to regulate cultivation, retail, manufacturing and testing facilities. Nowhere did the measure give the board authority to license a marijuana club for consumption...
US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

...and problems started in Asia.An official gauge of Chinese manufacturing fell to a three-year low last month, another sign of slowing growth in that country. The manufacturing index, which surveys purchasing managers at factories, dropped...
Nation and World
Letter: Alaska doesn't have to be a one-trick pony

...resources but concentrates on providing financial, shipping and ship-related services.Iceland has diversified into manufacturing and service industries. The country has also increased its commitment to renewable energy.The Republic of Ireland has...
Pot biz block stopped

...rather than zoning should be used to determine where marijuana business should be able to operate.He also asked for product manufacturing to be allowed in D1 zones, which it currently is not. This change, he said, would allow for small startups to make edibles...


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