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Juneau-based community group to build traveling greenhouse

...that people have to local, fresh foods," Heifetz said. Factors behind that dilemma include weather hazards and transportation costs.About 95 percent of the food in southeast Alaska is imported, Heifetz found in a 2014 assessment of the food...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/juneau-based-community-group-build-trav
State
Ferry system plans new fare structure, reservation system

...similar ferry systems around the world recover.The Alaska ferry system is only recovering about 31 percent of those transportation costs, McLaren said.McLaren said the ferry system will first look to hit the 39 percent threshold within the four...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/ferry-system-plans-new-fare-structure-r
State | AK legislature
Minimum wage measure could boost bus driver pay

...driver wages at double the minimum wage was part of the 1989 Alaska School bus Safety Act.The change could eventually add several hundred thousand dollars annually to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District transportation costs.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/minimum-wage-measure-could-boost-bus-dr
State
Shelf life for access road

...could be used for other funding needs. A study requested by the legislature in 2013 reflected Alaska's statewide transportation costs per capita were estimated at $42 for highways, $166 for rural airports and $1,105 for ferries. It is not...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-11-25/shelf-life-access-road
Letters
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...having the worst conditions systemically for various reasons including Alaska's vastness, remoteness and steep transportation costs, along with a lack of respect for tribal sovereignty.Among recommendations specific to the state, the report...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/report-tribal-youth-and-violence-urges-
State
Gas prices are dropping with oil prices - sort of

...crude prices, senior administator Tim Hansen said. But a good portion of the price consumers pay is related to transportation costs and how much Taku Oil Sales paid for the oil - which is again linked to crude prices. In the case of Crowley...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/gas-prices-are-dropping-oil-prices-sort
Local
Taxes a burden

...to retire elsewhere, this is exactly the right approach to take.Juneau's housing, energy, health care and transportation costs are among the highest in the state and the country. Juneau's cost of living is over 30 percent higher than the...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-04/taxes-burden
Letters
Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...deductions allowed for tanker costs from Valdez and transportation costs through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.Because...gross revenues" tax, allowing deductions for transportation costs but not production costs.The change to a net...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/evolution-alaskas-oil-taxes
State
My Turn: Support Delta to ensure cheaper Juneau airfare

...contributing factors to the high cost of living in Juneau is transportation. Airline competition could reduce our transportation costs.Juneau has had airline competition in the past (e.g. Delta, Wien Air and Mark Air). Alaska Airlines reduced...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-21/support-delta-ensure-cheaper-juneau-a
Opinion
My Turn: Some view progress as a distraction

...world of commerce. A road would open up opportunities for even more local business to expand or start up. Lower transportation costs, not to mention more reliable and faster service, will also encourage more competitive prices on products that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-29/my-turn-some-view-progress-distractio
Opinion

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