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Senate should stop planning for budget miracle and act now

...million from a combination of oil taxes, cruise ship taxes and the Permanent Fund Dividend. They should do all this. But the session is almost over. And it is an election year. Don't hold your breath. -- Alaska Newspapers Inc. May 9
Legislators need dose of courage to solve Alaska's budget ills

...Now it's up to the rest of the state Legislature to follow through. Lawmakers should stay away from the permanent fund dividend. But it's also time they muster their courage and pass a state sales tax. -- Alaska Newspapers Inc. Dec. 6
Sports Briefs

...291 points. Area hoops players make all-state A slew of central Kenai Peninsula players were recognized by Alaska Newspapers, Inc. on its all-state basketball teams for the 2010-11 season. Kelsi Leif of Cook Inlet Academy earned a spot...
Dec. 13, 2001 Alaska Newspapers Inc. praises FCC action to open internet to the Bush

The Federal Communication Commission's recent decision to increase Internet access in rural Alaska is the first concrete step toward ending the rural-urban divide.
Oct. 10, 2001 Alaska Newspapers Inc. calls for FCC allowances in rural communications

The Federal Communication Commission doesn't have an easy job in Alaska, where the state's geographic vastness and diversity can be a communications nightmare.
Nov. 15, 2001 Alaska Newspapers Inc. on the Exxon Valdez punitive damage decision

Exxon agrees with the decision by a federal appeals court that a $5 billion punitive damage award for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill is too much.
Dec. 27, 2001 Alaska Newspapers Inc. criticizes Knowles administration for oil industry appeasement

Gov. Tony Knowles' $4.8 million initiative to please the oil industry and environmentalists dances a fine line between compromise and deceit.
Letters to the Editor

...improve Alaskans' lives This is in reference to "What others say" in the Thursday's edition of the Clarion from Alaska Newspapers Inc., May 2. Except for some young women who the government thinks have to be told by posters in public restrooms...
Opinion Jan. 17, 2002 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner urges lawmakers to craft a fiscal plan Jan. 17, 2002 Alaska Newspapers Inc. notes parallels between civil rights and subsistence rights He carried the helmet, now he owns the scalp...

...campaign finance veto Jan. 24, 2002 The Voice of the Times on photographing red light runners Jan. 24, 2002 Alaska Newspapers Inc. on Gov. Knowles proposed budget Jan. 23, 2002 The Valdez Star champions a natural gas pipeline terminating...


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