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Bosses, pull back curtain on pay gap for women

The gender gap is a credibility gap. That's the real reason why few women make it to top leadership, at companies, nonprofits and just about anywhere else. Last week, a Lean In/McKinsey & Co.
Proposed minimum wage increase does not go far enough

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.
Dems. offer their own education reform package

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.
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Alaska employment back to pre-recession numbers

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.
Students need better sports safety

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.
Back to work

...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...
Economist predicts Juneau to avoid major unemployment

During a recent visit to Juneau, Ameriprise Senior Economist Russell Price sat down for an interview with the Empire.
Catching up with the 'Deadliest Catch' crew

Complacency is deadly when crab fishing in the Bering Sea, said F/V Time Bandit deckhand Russell Newberry.
Raising tuition will only hurt students

...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...
Studies show gender wage gap in Alaska

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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