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My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...outstanding university." He went on in his letter, "What a wonderful thing it would be for all Alaska if a great oil bonanza should be developed on university land and we could accumulate an endowment of $50 million and use the income from...
My Turn: Cracks in the door

...geopolitical sands are shifting. A few years back, Greenland was imagining independence from Denmark and riches from an oil bonanza as the price of crude approached $150 a barrel (the U.S. Geological Survey estimates 50 billion barrels of oil...
My Turn: Juneau viewed as an also-ran

...Man walked on the moon. Alaska would have to settle with the aboriginal people for the right to realize our potential oil bonanza. And my only hope for participating in the exciting future ahead was to enroll in Anchorage Community Collage. It...
PFD - Fund is Jay Hammond's legacy to the state

...oil to flow down the pipeline, some Alaskans decided "the state should get some permanent benefits from its great oil bonanza," the booklet said. Legislation passed in 1975 that would have allocated 50 percent of mineral leases to the permanent...
Alaska editorial: $40 billion

...eating it too. Dividends every fall, and a fund that keeps growing in the long term, a fund that's lasted for more than 30 years and should continue to span generations. Turns out we didn't squander all that oil bonanza after all.
PFDs take hit from Wall Street

...permanent fund dividends largely are unhinged from oil. Since voters created the fund in 1976 to save some of the looming oil bonanza from Prudhoe Bay, managers have invested the money holdings broadly. Today, Alaska's savings account holds everything...
How much oil? Nobody really knows

...drilled in a smaller area within the refuge controlled by Alaska natives. If that well, dug 22 years ago, indicates an oil bonanza, few know it. The results have been kept a closely held secret by the Alaska native corporation and a handful of people...


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