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For Juneau and Alaska, gay marriage legalization is good for business

...Nerdwallet's Sreekar Jasthi used this data, as well as Gallup Poll data on self-identified lesbians and gays and the U.S. Census Bureau's marriage rate by state to determine the economic impact for Alaska and each other state. "We assumed that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/juneau-and-alaska-gay-marriage-legaliza
State | Local
Alaska leads nation with welfare recipients

...the state's rate is more than twice the national average of 2.9 percent, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.A state-by-state tally of public assistance rates shows nearly 7 percent of Alaska families receive government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-04/alaska-leads-nation-welfare-recipients
State
Belknap goes after the gap

...state median annual earnings ratio by gender for full-time, year-round workers age 16 and older, according to U.S. Census Bureau 2010 American Community Survey data.Belknap, who at 66 is retired, dedicates much of her available time to work...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/belknap-goes-after-gap
Local
Alaska leads nation in welfare recipients

...the state's rate is more than twice the national average of 2.9 percent, according to new figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.A state-by-state tally of public assistance rates shows nearly 7 percent of Alaska families receive government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/alaska-leads-nation-welfare-recipients
State
National restaurant chains expand into Anchorage

...only lagging behind Honolulu's median income of $87,934, according to Popp, quoting 2011 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.About half of Alaska's 730,000 residents live in either Anchorage or the neighboring Matanuska-Susitna Borough...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-27/national-restaurant-chains-expand-ancho
State
In burger prices, Juneau tops them all

...eight of the 10 least expensive spots for one of the burgers are in states considered part of the South by the U.S. Census Bureau.Raghavan said the source of NerdWallet's data is the ACCRA Cost of Living Index, which compares the cost of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-15/burger-prices-juneau-tops-them-all
Local
Study ranks Alaska second-best in US for income equality

...low-income residents, ranked second lowest in the nation in 2011 as well. The income inequality data was provided by a U.S. Census Bureau study of all states using the Gini coefficient - a way to measure and compare income disparity between states...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-05/study-ranks-alaska-second-best-us-incom
State
Lesson in contrasts: Stockton, San Bernardino and Sandy Springs

...continuing increases in property tax revenues. In 2008, as the housing market was starting its collapse, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that property taxes accounted for $397 billion, or 72.3 percent, of the $548.8 billion in local...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-23/lesson-contrasts-stockton-san-bernard
Opinion
Remote Alaska to stockpile food, just in case

...that number into perspective, Alaska's largest city, Anchorage, has about 295,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and Juneau, its third largest, about 31,000.It's not unusual for states that routinely experience hurricanes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-28/remote-alaska-stockpile-food-just-case
State
My Turn: Preserve Denali Kid Care

...it's virtually certain the health of many Alaskans will be adversely affected by the cuts. Recent analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found 169,000 Alaskans lacked health insurance for at least some portion of the last two-year period...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052103/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion

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