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Bob Franken: Political cruelty

...which is to fund the government, without selling out to the bankers and the big-money contributors. Those who say they oppose...influence this charade. We know that sooner or even sooner, the bankers, the corporate types, all of them get their way. We are...
Business outlook positive amid oil price drop

...the near term despite Alaska North Slope oil prices approaching $70 per barrel."I continue to maintain I would rather be a banker with Wells Fargo here in the great state of Alaska than anywhere else in the world right now for a lot of reasons, but for...
ACES is better for Alaskans

...Who do you trust? Governor Parnell? Legislative leaders employed by ConocoPhillips? The leaders of the oil industry, bankers, chambers of commerce and other special interest groups all trying to buy your vote? I, on the other hand, have no vested...
Locally owned FNBA honored with American Bankers Association community award

The beautiful American Bankers Association award trophy is touring Alaska and will eventually have visited every First National Bank of Alaska (FNBA) branch...

...volunteers are dedicated to preservation and enjoy what nature has to offer, not all live in RVs.Bill Maltby, a "lifelong career banker" in the Denver region most of his professional life, lives in the upstairs of the Miller House."It's not super-modern...
Banker by day, ski maker by night sits, with the words, "Not made in China," because Burnham made that himself, too."That's my baby," said the banker by day, ski maker by night.Burnham custom made seven pairs of his skis for North Idaho College that he presented in January...
Sitting on the dock of the bay: Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies gets new access

...application from CACS when she was on the staff with the Rasmuson Foundation. No one knew of CACS, so Ed Rasmuson, the Anchorage banker whose family started the foundation, said to call former legislator Clem Tillion in Halibut Cove."He said, 'Oh, they're...
Denial of transfer agreement a sound business decision for Central Peninsula Hospital

...for-profit firm, the borough assembly and the borough residents overwhelmingly rejected the deal."They are investment bankers and basically looking to make money off this hospital," wrote former borough mayor Dave Carey in a letter to the hospital...
Community banks concerned: Alaska banks say new regulations could hurt

Alaska bankers expressed their dismay with the regulation-writing...billion in assets, but Alaska community bankers said they will have to follow the same...disadvantage over larger rivals, Alaska bankers said. Parallel legislation is now moving...
Society's prioroties out of line

...a society we seem satisfied when justice is executed and angered when it is not. One good example might be when the bankers were bailed out. What was just and fair about that? In the movies most viewers are pleased when the "bad guy" gets...


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