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...the technology. They have supported several state efforts to require labeling, with the eventual goal of having a federal standard. The food industry has vigorously opposed the effort, saying labels would be misleading because GMOs are safe.Vilsack has...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-02-28
Community
CPH considers getting a new electronic medical records system

...Richards said the hospital could pay anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million a year in maintenance. "Traditionally industry standard is 8-12 percent of the cost of the software," he said. "That's licensing, support, all of it and it's a negotiable...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-26/cph-considers-getting-a-new-electron
News
Mobile payment programs expand businesses

...her staff has to manually type in a card number, she said.For her previous point of sale system, Jackman said she made a standard licensing payment of almost $1,000, and monthly fees of nearly $50. She said this new system is threatening big banking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/mobile-payment-programs-expand-bus
Trends
Rich Lowry: Yes, liberals are less patriotic

...patriotic than the average American doesn't require any elaborate backstory or exotic beliefs - it is, as a matter of fact, a standard characteristic of the typical American liberal. The survey data are clear: There is a patriotism differential between the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-25/rich-lowry-yes-liberals-are-less-
Opinion
Business news

...department staff work diligently and professionally to assure the highest standard of financial stewardship at the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Finance Department sets the standard that all Borough staff strive to practice as stewards of local public...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-16/business-news
News
Too many conflicts of interest on Board of Fisheries

...with regard to them being intelligent and good Alaskans. Special/conflict of interest board members have become our new standard and the primary flaw within our board of fisheries. The board was conceived to operate with intelligent and good members but...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-18/too-many-conflicts-of-int
Letters
Commissioner says districts responsive to school rankings

...No Child Left Behind. Under that system, most Alaska schools did not make adequate yearly progress, McCauley said. That standard focused solely on proficiency, and it did not recognize improvements in performance if a certain proficiency threshold wasn't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-14/commissioner-says-districts-responsi
News
Lawmakers weigh exempting Alaska from daylight saving time

...about Alaska's time zones is needed, however. Because of the state's size, many communities are several hours off from the standard noontime sun.Before instituting its current time zones, Alaska had five time zones, she said.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-10/lawmakers-weigh-exempting-alaska-fro
News
Cal Thomas: Winston Churchill - a man for all times

...War I, in which he served as a battalion commander, and World War II, which he helped win for Britain and America. By the standard he set, all political leaders since - with the possible exception of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan - are mere pygmies...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-24/cal-thomas-winston-churchill-a-ma
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Alaska must do better for children in foster care

...social workers with caseloads that are often double the national standard, or worse. It's too easy to blame staff for doing a stressful...by finding good family for them to live with. The national standard is to reunify youth, if safe, with their parents within 12...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-18/voices-of-alaska-alaska-must-do-b
Opinion

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