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April 2013

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The Enigma of Support for Higher Education:

The Enigma of Support for Higher Education:

Research and development (R&D) gives a nation competitive advantage. From Whitney’s cotton gin to microprocessor chips to iPods, history proves this. Apart from corporate R&D centers, the intellectual firepower needed for R&D usually resides at universities. The primary role of universities is to serve society. The benefits of higher education are many, including: improving prospects and earnings for employment; preparing for success in the global economy; productivity; and civic participation.

Oilfield Service Companies

Oilfield Service Companies

The oil and gas industry is big business in Alaska with oil companies like Buccaneer, Furie and Linc Energy joining the ranks of BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell. Because oil throughput in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline is declining, these newcomers are exploring at an aggressive rate to work toward development and production in order to help fill the pipeline.

A HIT We Can Avoid

A HIT We Can Avoid

As the owner of a small pension administration firm in Anchorage, I have had a front row seat for the economic turmoil of the last few years. From the scary and turbulent times of the recession to the cautiously optimistic feelings around the nascent recovery, I have seen how the economy has a real effect on the mental and material well-being of the people I work with.

Cook Inlet Gas Woes

Cook Inlet Gas Woes

A natural gas shortage in Southcentral Alaska this winter appears to have been averted, but longer-term problems in the regional gas supply picture remain. Hilcorp Energy LLC took control of Marathon Oil Co.’s Cook Inlet assets, mostly gas producing wells, on Jan. 31 as the sale of those assets was completed. Hilcorp had previously acquired Chevron Corp.’s Inlet properties, which included the producing offshore oil platforms.

Anchorage Veterans' Memorial Renovation

Anchorage Veterans' Memorial Renovation

It was 26 years ago when Vietnam veteran Tim Benintendi was appointed to the Veterans’ Action Committee by Mayor Tony Knowles, also a Vietnam Veteran. The committee was tasked with planning, designing and fundraising for a new Anchorage Veterans’ Memorial. The original memorial was on L Street between Ninth and 10th avenues, and was constructed and dedicated in 1952 by Spenard VFW Post 1685. The improved memorial was to be a more substantial symbol for the increasing veteran residents, given Anchorage’s robust growth since the 1950s. The result was the memorial we have today on the park strip—on I Street between Ninth and 10th avenues.

Working Hard, Playing Hard

Working Hard, Playing Hard

Would you recognize your doctor behind that bass thumping out bluegrass music? Or your attorney in mud boots with binoculars around her neck following the winged and feathered creatures? How about your human resources executive blowing steadily into a double-reed instrument as notes of an etude soothe your ears? Maybe your landscape architect under the welding hood attaching things together that only a mad scientist would relate to each other? These are real scenarios for Alaska professionals at play.

Alaska Travel Industry Association

Alaska Travel Industry Association

As one of the strongest links among the independent Alaskan visitor industry operator, the state’s planning and tourism arm, and the actual traveler spending money to come visit the Great Land, the Alaska Travel Industry Association serves as a barometer of travel trends and influences.

Racing to Success!

It’s that time of year again… the days are getting longer, the sounds of birdsongs fill the air, and the stacks of firewood outside convenience store gas stations yield to the breakup season’s new last-minute must-have money maker: windshield washer fluid.

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