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District, union carve out new contract

...Administrative Services David Means said that isn't expected to be the case this time around."We saved $450,000 in fuel oil costs partly due to a warm winter," Means said of the previous year's budget. If the same proves true again, it could...
My Turn: Negotiating the rapids of Arctic, Alaska oil and natural gas reserves

...slows down as the world's largest consumer of oil. Falling oil prices could prove an advantage for Mexico since its new oil costs only circa $45 a barrel which is well below the Texan crude; and the proposed 1,000 mile natural gas pipeline from...
For Walker, Parnell's budget a placeholder

...continue to fall, the state's cashflow - and next year's budget - is taking a hit. On Friday, a barrel of Alaska oil cost $67. This fiscal year's state budget is built on an average $105-per-barrel price. Of the $4.5 billion budgeted...
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Walker's fine start wasted, Jays beat Mariners 1-0

...TIMES CHANGEThe only season that Buehrle failed to reach 200 innings was 2000, his rookie year. Back then, a barrel of oil cost $30, Hilary Clinton was elected to the Senate, and Tiger Woods was the youngest Grand Slam winner in golf history...
Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

...have already been implemented and others, such as the purchase of pool covers to deter heat loss and electricity and oil costs, would require about $500,000.He said that although an empowered board would have the power that comes with backing...
Gas prices are dropping with oil prices - sort of

...the budget balanced.North Slope oil prices have been dropping since August. As of Thursday, a barrel of North Slope oil costs $68, down from $105 this time last year and a low not seen since 2010. The state's budget is built on the expectation...
Five stages of grief: Summer 2013

...I'll be stocking my freezer with retail halibut. It's not like I wanted to send my kids to college. And home heating oil costs how much a gallon? I'll be hornswoggled!!!! 3. Bargaining: Tell you what? Just give me one more unbroken week...
Particulate fouls icy Fairbanks air

...might still be possible using incentives such as replacement program for inefficient wood stoves and underwriting fuel oil costs on inversion days. Getting 7,000 homeowners to voluntarily use oil instead of wood on the worst days might do it...
State wages haven't kept up with inflation

...Today, $155 is necessary to buy what $100 would have gotten you in 1990. Just in the past 12 months, my own fuel oil costs have increased 85 percent and are now 15 percent of my monthly fixed costs of living. I am certain that by any measure...
Residents brace for higher heating costs

...there," she said. "Monitor-type stoves are more efficient (than electric heat). If a person has an oil boiler and oil costs more than $3 a gallon, they could be better off using electricity." It's best for everyone if people use less electricity...


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