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Food bank 101

...inspires many to give time, money and donations to organizations that help people in need. But if folks have higher oil bills or other unplanned expenses in the first few months of the new year, organizations like the Southeast Alaska Food Bank...
Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant

...violates federal air quality standards for particulates. Wood stoves used by people trying to cut down on their fuel oil bills contribute to the problem.A bill signed last year by Gov. Sean Parnell launched the Interior Energy Project. The measure...
Dems introduce alternative to Parnell oil bill

Legislators from Southeast Alaska reacted cautiously Monday to minority Democrats' introduction of an oil production tax reform proposal competing with Republican Gov.
Assembly approves utility hike

...disadvantage because of high water costs, he said. He has one property where the water bills were more expensive than oil bills. In 2003, a financial plan and policy was created to institute a biennial review of the water and wastewater utilities...
Blow it or stow it?

...deposited into their bank and credit union accounts: Do you blow it or do you stow it? "Some people pay their heating oil bill with it and some people buy toys," said Compeau, owner of Fairbanks' largest boat and snowmachine dealer. "We like...
My Turn: Vote down the oil tax reform bill

...affecting costs everywhere. All of us experience the painful effect of that demand at the filling station and in fuel oil bills. And in that demand resides the oil company incentive to increase production everywhere, including Alaska.Until production...
State lawmakers hope to help with downside of high oil prices

...D-Bethel, fought losing efforts to include more money to help poorer rural residents cope with skyrocketing heating oil bills. They hoped to increase funding for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, known as LIHEAP. Thomas and Nelson...
And now it's time for the rest of the story, your income, your town, and most of all, your personal quality of life. No one will pay your light bill, oil bill, grocery bill, mortgage or medical debt. It is ultimately up to you. If you can live with a mining company next to...
Avoiding Greece's tragedy

...famous in Greece for dodging taxes - would begin to pay a minimum flat amount. A surcharge could double heating-oil bills. A tax on restaurant and bar tabs would go from 13 percent to 23 percent. Under threat of internal revolt, the Greeks...
Representatives must listen to conscience of America

...jackass and the pachyderm stripe care nothing for their problems. No politician in Washington has to worry about his next oil bill, or his kids' education, or if he can buy wood enough to last the winter. Why the unyielding stance from "mobs...


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