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Small businesses scramble to keep top staffers

...jobs were cut. They're still carrying a heavy workload."At some point, it's no longer sustainable to give people 2 or 3 percent increases on a base salary you've already reduced in some cases by 20 percent in 2009," Lewis says.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-10-20/small-businesses-scramble-to-ke
Community
Rich Lowry: The military vs. Marlboro

...ban on the sale of cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco on bases and ships. Without committing himself, Secretary of Defense...occur to the prohibitionists that if cigarettes aren't sold on base, an enterprising soldier or sailor might buy them from the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-15/rich-lowry-the-military-vs-marlbo
Opinion
Senate candidates vie for veterans' votes

...votes, he has a strong record. Begich beat a veteran to become mayor of Anchorage, and he won the state's three military bases in his 2006 race against Sen. Ted Stevens, who was a veteran."In Alaska, veterans are a big deal," Begich said in an...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-14/senate-candidates-vie-for-veterans-v
News
Bob Franken: Church and state: still separate?

...that the Supremes decided not to take on gay marriage, because at least one-ninth of the deciders, probably more, would base their vote on their religious views trumping equal treatment under the law. Without a doubt, the Founding Fathers were men...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-14/bob-franken-church-and-state-stil
Opinion
What others say: Energy policy impacts global relations

...in the short term the U.S. energy boom is unlikely to be replicated. America has an edge, he says, because of the huge base of shale/tight oil plays, private ownership of mineral rights, thousands of independent drilling companies, a large census...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-12/what-others-say-energy-policy-imp
Opinion
Mary Foglia McConnell

...1931 in Brooklyn, New York. She moved to Kenai in 1969 with her family, where they were stationed at Wildwood Air/Army Base. She remained in Kenai where she worked many different jobs and took pride in her work. She belonged to several organizations...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172799001
Navarre a great manager for borough

...lowering revenues. I am not comfortable with a candidate that cannot display any positive accomplishments of his own, but rather bases his candidacy on misleading criticism of his opponents. My support will go to a proven leader, Mike Navarre.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-03/navarre-a-great-manager-f
Letters
Welles hopes to take cost effective approach to borough

...project proposing to build a liquefied natural gas facility in Nikiski, Welles said he wishes the borough could enhance its tax base and lower the mill rate. He said he has a dream that borough sales tax could return to 2 percent."On the cautionary side...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-02/welles-hopes-to-take-cost-effective-
News
School board candidates weigh in on issues

...takes lots of energy that could be channeled elsewhere. I am grateful that the legislature approved an increase in the BSA (base student allocation) for FY 2015 but am disappointed that those increases along with "one time funding" are not adequate to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-30/school-board-candidates-weigh-in-
Opinion
What others say: Seeing the NFL's darker side

...Women will continue to turn away. More and more families will forbid sons to play football. The NFL will become eventually a base amusement for society's lowest rung. Commissioner Roger Goodell should remember that the sport of boxing once held mass appeal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-28/what-others-say-seeing-the-nfls-d
Opinion

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