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Lawmaker Ferguson of Kotzebue dies of stroke

...a mixture of quiet diplomacy and deft political gamesmanship, Ferguson ensured that rural Alaska benefited from the oil riches that flowed into state coffers, observers say. "More than anything else, that will be his enduring legacy," said...
Azerbaijanis study state's permanent fund

...Turkey to the Mediterranean Sea. That's left Azerbaijani leaders with a much different problem - how to handle the oil riches they expect to reap in the not-too-distant future. A delegation from Azerbaijan's State Oil Fund was in Juneau...
'03 dividend totals $1,107

...announced at the annual meeting of the Permanent Fund Corp., which manages the $25 billion investment fund created from oil riches. Dividends are calculated based on a five-year average of permanent fund investment income derived from bonds, stock...
World governments pushing for greater share of oil riches

If oil companies want to continue taking Alaska's oil, state officials say they need to up the ante.
Another legendary Alaska figure is gone

...He served two terms as governor, from 1975-1982, and oversaw creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund, which uses oil riches to provide each Alaskan with a check every year for just living here. Alaskans love Hammond for it. Then there was...
Arab Spring hardening into summer of stalemates

...sites, yet the anti-Gadhafi militias have no clear leader to prevent possible power grabs to control the country's oil riches if he is ousted. The country where the Arab Spring began, Tunisia, has been shaken by unrest - including a rise in...
State of Contradictions

...would lose much of the revenue it needs to maintain the benefits to which Alaskans have grown accustomed. Because of its oil riches, Alaska abolished its state income tax in 1979, soon after crude began flowing through the Alaska pipeline. Also...
My turn: Harnessing power from midnight sun

...Alaskans change our heating and electricity sources and reduce costs during this Special "energy" Session. Redirecting oil riches to allow renewable energy from the sun makes incredible sense. Cash infusions to Alaskans are important to help with...
Raising the gas tax a revenue-neutral way to treat oil addiction

...oil as "the albatross of national security." When oil prices soared to a peak of nearly $150 a barrel last summer, oil riches emboldened authoritarian rulers from Venezuela to Iran to the genocidal regime in Sudan. Poor countries struggling to...


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