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Alaska villages gladly await oil aid from Venezuela

...households in rural Alaska. The donation has refocused attention on the rampant and longstanding problems in the oil-rich state's Native villages, where poverty, fuel prices, unemployment and unchecked crime far surpass national averages...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100906/sta_20061009012.shtml
News
Outside editorial: The rise of sovereign wealth funds is fine - if operated openly

...Norway's government has long used its proceeds from North Sea oil to purchase assets around the globe. Even the oil-rich state of Alaska has a sovereign wealth fund, of sorts: the Alaska Permanent Fund. Still, sovereign wealth funds pose...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102507/opi_20071025017.shtml
Opinion
Ruling aids gas-price investigation

ANCHORAGE - Three oil companies fighting a state investigation of why gasoline prices are so high in an oil-rich state have 10 days to start turning over documents requested by the attorney general, an Alaska Superior Court judge has...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101099/Loc_gas.html
Local
State and local briefly

...gas-price inquiry ANCHORAGE - Three oil companies fighting a state investigation of why gasoline prices are so high in an oil-rich state have 10 days to start turning over documents requested by the attorney general, an Alaska Superior Court judge has...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101199/Loc_briefs.html
Local
My turn: Are Alaska's resources a curse?

...scientist Michael Ross for showing how. Ross writes that oil-rich states use money to relieve social pressures, because oil money erases any need to tax people. Oil-rich states don't need to listen to people. Remember Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053106/opi_20060531027.shtml
Opinion
Northwest Digest

...consumption nationally is expected to slow. Alaskans, too, pay more for gasoline and heating, but because Alaska is an oil-rich state, residents also benefit from the higher oil prices. "You've seen the side of higher oil prices and the pinch...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072607/sta_20070726010.shtml
News
In rural Alaska, fuel costs now matter of survival

...Palin has proposed checks of $1,200 for each resident to help relieve some of the burden using a surplus from the oil-rich state treasury. Lawmakers are debating that proposal right now. But in far-flung villages, the people expect things...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080708/sta_315216365.shtml
Alaska editorial: Gas tax break is easy to accept

...production to drop its consumer-based fuel taxes. It's a small thing in relative terms. But it makes sense for an oil-rich state. Because the tax goes into our general fund, it will not affect federal highway funds. And, as the governor said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062908/opi_297319575.shtml
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