According to U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, we Alaskans know what's better for us. That's why he changed his mind about Ballot Measure No. 3 and will be voting to increase the state's minimum wage.
JUNEAU - Minority Democrats on Thursday pitched an education package that includes an increase in the per-pupil funding formula and allows charter schools to be located within neighborhood schools when space is available.
The Parnell administration remains committed to growing opportunity for Alaskans. As we look ahead to 2014, our economists forecast Alaska adding 1,500 jobs - 2,400 new private sector jobs, diminished some by a decline of 900 government jobs.
WASHINGTON - Student athletes need access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment, a coalition of groups recommended Wednesday in a call to action aimed at protecting the almost 8 million students participating in high school sports each year.
...three times the overall rate of inflation per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average cost of a baccalaureate...is more mundane or pedestrian: according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates earn 74 percent...
...unemployed veterans in the United States ages 20 to 24 dropped significantly last year, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobless rate for young veterans fell to 10.4 percent in 2006 from 15.6 percent in the previous...
During a recent visit to Juneau, Ameriprise Senior Economist Russell Price sat down for an interview with the Empire.
Complacency is deadly when crab fishing in the Bering Sea, said F/V Time Bandit deckhand Russell Newberry.
...students don't have the means to pay for their current tuition costs, let alone an increase. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average income per household is $47,196. After the cost of living and taxes, which the Bureau...
Women in Alaska make significantly less money than men on average, according to reports by state and independent sources. The National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit fairness advocacy organization, recently did a study using 2009 U.S. Census data. Portia Wu, vice president of the partnership, said women in Alaska made about 76 cents for every dollar men made on average. Nationally, the average was 77 cents. This data applied to industries across the board rather than any one specifically.
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