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Slumping oil prices means widened budget gap

...prices lower and lower in recent months. Unfortunately, there's nothing the state can do about it."The State is a price taker in the world oil market," Leighow said. "In other words, Alaska cannot influence the price of oil on the world market...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-24/slumping-oil-prices-means-widened-budge
State
Signal/Noise

...certain standard of work, be innovative and interesting," said McQuinn. "I also like to think of the designers as risk-takers who do things out of the norm of their design arena."On Wednesday, Jakob Trollbäck of Trollbäck + Company, based in New...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-23/signalnoise
Art
Hearthside Books sells to local teacher

After about a year of trying to sell the business, Hearthside Books owners Susan Hickey and Debbie Reifenstein found a taker - former Riverbend Elementary School teacher Brenda Weaver.Weaver, who taught in Juneau for 18 years and has lived in the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-13/hearthside-books-sells-local-teacher
Local
Energy upgrade loan program gets no takers

JUNEAU - A loan program designed to help cover energy upgrades to schools and other public buildings has gotten no takers even as school districts struggle with energy costs.The state spends $100 million each year on school district utility costs...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-12/energy-upgrade-loan-program-gets-no-tak
State
Message to the Far Right - We Are All Takers

...you'll find that we are all takers. In fact, according to the...most American are makers and takers - proud of our making, blind...stop this dividing of who's a taker and who's a maker? It is...destructive division. We are all takers and we are all better off for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-21/message-far-right-we-are-all-takers
Opinion
Bird Bits: The larger, local cousin: Northern goshawk

...and in low shrubs. It observes from perches, shifting to different view advantages. In pursuit, the high-speed risk-taker crashes through limbs and determinedly skitters afoot under the brush after its prey. The short accipiter wings allow for rapid...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/bird-bits-larger-local-cousin-northe
Outdoors
Mary L. Hurlock

...chunk of the Valley near the farm. It was elbow room -- the boys could shoot rifles on family property. Roger was a risk-taker, but Mary was the decision-maker. On the way to a fortune, she several times bravely signed on for a life of possible financial...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172245385
Proposal to raise state minimum wage debated

...have much say in what they're paid, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported (http://bit.ly/1wEEjHI )."How voluntary is it? Workers are price takers - as economists like to say - and the price sucks right now," he said.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/proposal-raise-state-minimum-wage-debat
State
Isolated roadhouse outside Anchorage for sale, no takers

WASILLA - The Skwentna Roadhouse is on the market but so far, there are no takers. Manager Bonnie Childs, whose parents own the lodge about 70 miles northwest of Anchorage, said the roadhouse, which is off...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030308/reg_253214682.shtml
Thank you for the Amazing Michael W. Smith Concert

...from Campus Crusade for Christ Juneau Summer project and all of the Hospitality, photographers, drivers, ticket sellers and takers and ushers.Donations from Holland America small grants program, Alaska Fudge Company, Pepsi Bottling Co., Coca-Cola...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-07-27/thank-you-amazing-michael-w-smith-c
Neighbors

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