COMMENTARY: Sustain renewable resources, strengthen public process

December 7, 2016 – ADN Alaska has been in crisis for the past several years — brought about by a failed financial model and a lack of long-term vision. Alaskans, including myself, are frustrated by a lack of solutions in addressing this crisis, and on Nov. 8 we voted for new state leadership. Alaska now has a state House that …

Protesters give “eviction notice” to coal mine planned 45 miles outside Anchorage

December 4, 2016 – KTUU ANCHORAGE (KTUU) A protest in downtown Anchorage called on the State of Alaska to step in to stop the development of a coal mine 45 miles west of the city. The applicants behind the Chuitna Coal Project have been working through their current permit with the Department of Natural Resources for at least a decade. …

COMMENTARY: Don’t let coal mine ruin salmon stream

December 2, 2016 – News-Miner Community Perspective: As a born and raised Alaskan, I spent my summers dipnetting on the Kenai River and fly fishing on Resurrection Creek. I recall the smell of fish at the dock as my younger siblings and I fell into an assembly line, picking and filleting fish with the easy air of old fishermen. I …

2016 General Election

November 8, 2016 TO: Interested Parties RE: 2016 General Election While the presidential election has been dominating the news cycle, The Alaska Center has been investing in key Alaska House races across the state, with more than $75,000 spent in our top tier races for primary and general elections combined. Even though we don’t know the final vote counts yet, …

SPECTRUM: Young Alaskans excited for Ballot Measure 1

November 6, 2016 – Frontiersman As a young Alaskan, I can’t overstate the importance of young people registering to vote and engaging in our elections. We are the next generation of leaders and deserve to have our voices heard on matters concerning our future. Nonetheless, for people my age the process of registering to vote can be daunting. Without the …

2016 Alaska Primary Election

August 16, 2016 TO: Interested Parties RE: 2016 Alaska Primary Election The Alaska Center works to engage, empower and elect Alaskans to stand up for our clean air and water, healthy communities, and a strong democracy. During this primary election, The Alaska Center spent nearly $25,000 to ensure the successful election of our top three priority candidates: Dean Westlake (D …

The Alaska Center Celebrates the Inaugural Alaska Wild Salmon Day with Community Celebration and Wild Salmon BBQ

WHO:  Join The Alaska Center, in partnership with Alaska Marine Conservation Council, Cook Inletkeeper, and Trout Unlimited for an Alaska Wild Salmon Day celebration. WHAT: Free wild salmon barbecue and community celebration. Family-friendly games and activities, fly-tying and casting workshop, photo booth, and more! Bike valet provided by Bike Anchorage. WHERE/WHEN: AK Wild Salmon Day is Wednesday, August 10th. Celebration …