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My Turn: Rural energy solutions an opportunity for US Arctic leadership

...Emerging Energy Technology Fund. Ideally, several million more is needed to foster innovation in this field and to foster product development and deployment.3. Invest in R&D. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has often made the case that, with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-rural-energy-solutions-opport
Opinion
Paper: Cooperate rather than lead on LNG

...population showed a decline, however small."A declining population means fewer workers contributing the state's Gross Domestic Product," Thorning wrote.She also cited the aging of the population, and workforce, as shown in Alaska Department of Labor and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/paper-cooperate-rather-lead-lng
State | AK legislature
Wells Fargo partners with Food Bank of Alaska to host statewide food drive

...locations in Alaska are accepting donations as well. They will take canned and boxed food, but not home-canned food and opened products."Thank you for taking action to end hunger during September ? Hunger Action Month." Food Bank of Alaska executive director...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-23/wells-fargo-partners-food-bank-alas
Neighbors
Putting up your own fish: Part VI Brining and Smoking

Smoking fish is like brewing beer in the sense that commercial operations strive to make a consistent product. People doing it at home strive to come up with something so good they have to call their friends at odd hours and say, "You've...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-19/putting-your-own-fish-part-vi-brining-and
Art
My Turn: Don't be snookered, ther'es no 'free ride'

...Permanent Fund Dividend, or that you should allow the dividend to be allocated based on public need. The PFD is ultimately a product of the same "maximum benefit" standard imposed by the Alaska Constitution. The permanent fund has two purposes. One purpose...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-20/my-turn-dont-be-snookered-theres-no-f
Opinion
Lemon Creek Subway closes

...at length to try to stem falling sales.He upped his marketing efforts, got new signage, began offering new gluten-free products and started offering discounts that were only available at that location. He also moved his best employees to the store...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-19/lemon-creek-subway-closes
Local
My Turn: Open discussion needed on oil taxation

...a production tax that produces a near zero or negative net present value for Alaska. Private companies don't sell their products that cheaply, and we shouldn't either.Under current law, Alaska will owe companies roughly $600 million more in state-paid...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-19/my-turn-open-discussion-needed-oil-ta
Opinion
Ferry system launches a new website

The Alaska Marine Highway System launched its newly rebuilt website Tuesday.The new website, a product of the AMHS marketing department, is "streamlined" and "more educational" than the previous one, according to marketing director...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-12/ferry-system-launches-new-website
Local
Juneau chefs win national seafood cookoff

...testament to the quality of the hard work of everybody involved, from the fishermen making the product that they used, to the two of them knowing the product so well," said Rookery Cafe owner Travis Smith.Almost everything in the dish was something...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-09/juneau-chefs-win-national-seafood-cooko
Local
Fish Factor: Salmon streams' future

...clobbered by low-cost imports can get relief from federal trade adjustment assistance programs."Basically, if it's a product that competes with imports and the domestic firm is losing ground, assistance can be available," said David Holbert, executive...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-12-4
State

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