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Setnet initiative inappropriate for fish regs

...fishermen who are willing to adapt, the regulation of a multi-billion dollar industry and the state's No. 1 private sector employer through the ballot box is not the way to ensure that the state's fisheries are prosecuted safely, fairly and...
Fishermen should have priority with DNR

...Alaska fisheries first, not sacrifice them for short-sighted projects that could damage Alaska's largest private sector employer. Our fisheries can be a sustainable growth industry for Alaska, as long as Sean Parnell isn't permitted to...
Water reservation rights need protection

...runs, in turn, are the foundation of our multi-billion dollar fishing industry, which is Alaska's largest private sector employer. The state should honor fishermen's water reservations because they are important for our economy, our way...
Industry: Mining increases economic clout

...the Hecla Mining, and Coeur Alaska Inc., which operates the new Kensington gold mine, are the top two private-sector employers in Juneau, and most workers from the two mines live in Juneau and commute to work by crew boat. Greens Creek...
Oil and gas representatives talk Cook Inlet production association's executive director, Marilyn Crockett, said the industry includes four of the top 10 private sector employers in the borough.Tesoro alone employs 200 people at the refinery, Tangaro said."These are good jobs," he...
It is an economic must: Health reform will boost economy, address Alaska priorities

...reform priorities for Alaska. First, we must protect and strengthen small business because new jobs from small private-sector employers have long been the engine of economic growth and will drive recovery now. To keep the costs of health reform...
Unions provide good jobs

...likely to have a pension. Unions are family friendly. Nevertheless, in 25 percent of organizing campaigns, private-sector employers illegally fire workers because they want to form a union. Even after workers successfully form a union, in...
Tourism industry officials hopeful

...tourism industry and the ATIA have a lot going for them, she told the group. "Tourism is Alaska's No. 2 private sector employer," she said. She outlined the industry's track record as a major source of income, a tax generator and an...
Senate panel kills tourism bill According to the Alaska Travel Industry Association, the travel industry is Alaska's second largest private-sector employer, providing one in eight jobs. Nearly $1.5 billion dollars is spent in Alaska as a result of the tourism...


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