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Rep. Gara's myopic view

In a recent My Turn piece ("Answers to questions about the oil tax cut," June 27, 2013), Rep. Les Gara argues that supporters of SB 21 are "spinning" facts. In fact, Rep. Gara is the one who has gone into full "spin" mode.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-07-07/rep-garas-myopic-view
Opinion
The Challenge of college affordability: University of Alaska is a bargain

The canvas is epic. Over the last decade, student debt in America has skyrocketed to more than $1 trillion (per the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau) which will lead to a total lifetime wealth loss of $4 trillion for indebted households without accounting for the impact of defaults. The average student debt is circa $26,600 (the average University of Alaska student debt is circa $24,000).

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-05
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The ink isn't completely dry yet, but Juneau's urban Native corporation, Goldbelt, will likely record a hefty loss on its books for 1998, said Joe Beedle, the corporation's president and chief financial officer.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021199/Loc_goldbelt.shtml
My turn: Panel needed so public has say in oil drilling issues

All industrial disasters, like Chernobyl, Bhopal, Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon and Fukushima, share three fundamental underlying causes: industry negligence, failed government oversight and public complacency. Industry continually seeks to minimize costs, accepting the risk of low-probability, high-consequence failures. Government is co-opted by industry, the line between the two blurs and vigilance declines. And the public is too distracted with everyday life to play an effective oversight role in technically complex issues.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-07-19/panel-needed-so-public-has-say-oil-dr
Opinion
Aleut: A problem of geography

Few corporations would choose to set up operations in a remote string of wind-swept islands, but that's the land The Aleut. Corp. received in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012499/Loc_geography.html
Local
Native corporations revenues grew to $7B

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's 12 regional Native corporations doubled revenues from 2004 to nearly $7 billion in 2008.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100610/sta_716565515.shtml
News
Sealaska: Entrepreneurial spirit

Note to readers: This is a first in a 13-part series examining the effect of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act corporations on the lives of Alaska Native shareholders. Beginning with Sealaska Corp., the Empire looks at the successes and failures of each of Alaska's regional Native corporations and how Natives' destinies have been changed as a result of the new corporate entities.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011799/Ins_sealaska.html
Inside
Goldbelt loses money - at least on paper

The ink isn't completely dry yet, but Juneau's urban Native corporation, Goldbelt, will likely record a hefty loss on its books for 1998, said Joe Beedle, the corporation's president and chief financial officer.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021199/Loc_goldbelt.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Note to readers: This is a first in a 13-part series examining the effect of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act corporations on the lives of Alaska Native shareholders. Beginning with Sealaska Corp.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011799/Ins_sealaska.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

After all, few entrepreneurs would choose to set up a company based in a chain of more than 200 remote islands, where winds can whip up to 100 mph and halt all travel.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012499/Loc_geography.shtml
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