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Changes may be looming for SBA 8(a) Native contractors

...Corporation Association annual conference.Woolston also chairs the Native American Contractors Association board, a trade group that supports Native contracting with the federal government.Specifically to Alaska, she said the SBA should draft...
My Turn: Know what you eat

...long-term health impacts from eating engineered fish. Over 1.8 million individuals as well as broad range of fishing trade groups, consumer and health advocacy organizations, and leading chefs oppose approval of Frankenfish. Sixty retailers, including...
When sitters unleash the hound, Facebook rallies group to re-leash it

...A good indicator of the widespread effort to find and return Adele is the post in Facebook's Juneau Buy-Sell-Trade group. "There were over 1,100 posts and over 200 people following," Bradley said. "People we didn't know were looking...
It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

...passengers "an escalating problem," saying there was one incident for every 1,300 flights in the past three years. The trade group would not share detailed historical data to back up the assertion that this is a growing problem.Today's flying...
Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

...assessing a fair tax for companies and government.Kara Moriarty, president of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association, a trade group, said companies already are spending more money under the new law. The indicator of the system's success will be...
Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

...subsidy information, but they haven't been able to get that built," said Brendan Buck, a spokesman for the industry trade group America's Health Insurance Plans.Here's the issue, in a nutshell:To streamline next year's open enrollment...
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Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas

...according to the Brewers Association, the Colorado-based trade group for the majority of the 3,000 brewing companies in...Pease, chief operating officer for the U.S. beer trade group. "The word is out now that the highest quality beer...
More flights arriving late; complaints are rising

...April and last May.The airline industry said bad weather was largely to blame. Jean Medina, a spokeswoman for the trade group Airlines for America, said that nearly 8,300 flights were canceled due to storms in the Midwest and Northeast between...
Cactus, palm tree latest attempts at stealth cellphone towers

...towers is limited, but STEALTH said it works on up to 800 projects a year. The Wireless Association, an industry trade group also known at CTIA, said the presence of towers in general around the country has dramatically increased over the years...
Ammunition shortage reaches rural Alaska

...contributed to rising demand for ammunition, Michael Bazinet, spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade group for gun manufacturers and retailers, said in October.The Gambell Native Store gets its ammunition from the Alaska...


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