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Speak up for safety in honor of Workers' Memorial Day

...second-highest union density in the nation (behind New York). Alaska's high union density, combined with the right of private contractors and unions to negotiate resource-saving contracts, helps keep workers safe.Safety is everyone's business...
'Nightmare' continues for pug owner

...someone else, especially because the incident took place on a city owned-sidewalk and street light box yet a private contractor was working in that space.In a phone interview Tuesday, CBJ Risk Manager Jennifer Mannix said that the contractors...
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: 'Mount Trashmore' - it's complicated

...permissible). Control over one of these two key components, even when day-to-day service is outsourced to a private contractor, allows the municipality to control the particulars of trash collection and disposal through the terms of contracts...
Outside Editorial: Put more sunshine into U.S. Senate campaigns

...reports, but allows senators to send paper copies to the Federal Election Commission. The FEC then sends paper to a private contractor for keyboarding into the web. Typing?The Senate must dispense with this antiquated system. Taxpayers must object...
Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. CEO leaving the region through the federally funded Denali Commission.Before taking over the corporation, Peltola was a private contractor and was involved in the airline industry, retail sales and construction.Before his retirement, Peltola said...
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...Wildlife Refuge will provide various services like fuel drops, lodging and other logistics support, Stewart said.A private contractor, Coastal and Ocean Resources Inc., or CORI, collects the data that feeds into the maps. A biologist and a geomorphologist...
Fight brews over private stake in a Mexican icon

...working with the president to woo leftist opponents and prevent a repeat of the 2008 failure.Pemex already allows private contractors to do tasks such as operate drills and wells, perform maintenance and provide supplies. But those "integrated...
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Alaska economist: Cut state spending by $1.5B

...40,000 public employees would lose jobs, he said.Halcro said state and private spending are intertwined. Private contractors, for example, are building the new $109 million UAA sports arena, he said.The Legislature can only cut...
Lesson in contrasts: Stockton, San Bernardino and Sandy Springs

...virtually from scratch. "It was obvious that an alternative model was required."A few cities, he noted, use private contractors to provide specific municipal services, such as road maintenance, water works and trash collection, but "no...
LeConte repairs to be worked out in Ketchikan

...built in the 1980s to repair marine highway ferries. The company that runs it, Alaska Ship and Dry Dock, is a private contractor. Wilson said there is no way of telling how much the repairs will cost.


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