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Grocery tax relief measure makes 2015 ballot

...because of the borough's action, Price said. His goal is to eliminate all winter grocery tax to ease the burden of high food costs to families. "(The tax) is proportionately harder for families and people on a fixed income," he said. "It's...
Contribution helps fund emergency shelter

...for its generous contribution of $1,000 to our agency for 2014. Community Support Grant funding will assist us in food costs to help feed the women and children in our emergency shelter facility. We appreciate all the support Alaska USA Federal...
The Boy Emperor: An Unfairy Tale

...working - occasionally - and a few people (three) got their food and walked away wondering why such a small basket of food cost so much more than the larger baskets they used to get at the local stores. Unfortunately the cash register worked only...
What others say: Juneau needs a sales tax fix

...the senior sales tax exemption.- Exempt food. Like electricity and heating fuel, food is another necessity. Juneau food costs are already about 20 percent higher than the Lower 48 average. Exempting food sales would be another step toward making...
Kenai Senior Center gets extra funding from the state

...frozen, and reheated. "Operating costs could be food, or something we need to have repaired in the kitchen." "Our food costs are going up and so are our paper costs," Craig said. "We usually break even, but last year, it was like I was...
Fast growing salmon may never end up on the table

...foreign governments are pouring millions of dollars each year into the potentially lucrative field that could help reduce food costs and improve food safety.Already, biotech scientists are changing their plans to avoid getting stuck in FDA-related...
Medical Screenings, Clean Water, and Plumpy'nut

...Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. While conditions such as drought (the worst in 60 years), armed conflict and rising food costs may have forecasted the catastrophic famine that exists, few could have predicted the death of 29,000 children, in...
Myths can often prevent spaying, neutering

...months of pregnancy and another two months until the litter is weaned can add up to significant veterinary bills and food costs if complications develop. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals also occasionally has low-cost or no-cost...
Agrium makes a difference to seniors

...and staff for the many volunteer hours of service to the annual Thanksgiving dinners, the monetary donation to defer food costs, the donation of turkeys, the flower arrangements on each table used for door prizes and the donations of Agrium hats...
Governor announces PFD

...doesn't always go far in a state where some rural residents pay $7 or more a gallon for gasoline and one study showed food costs for a week could run into the hundreds of dollars for a family of four. Vern Weiss owns Moochers Bar and Grill in Nenana...


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