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PRIDE!!!

Pride is more than rainbows and parades, it is about a history of direct action, radical love, joyous resistance, and justice for ALL ALASKANS.

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Hot Takes in A Cold Place: You Can Stop Pebble Mine

TAKE ACTION TO STOP PEBBLE MINE“Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult” – Hippocrates That nifty aphorism could apply to the fight against the Pebble Mine aside from the difficulty of judgment part. It is a long fight, seemingly a generational fight, but the one thing we know is that a majority of Alaskans have judged …

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A Problem of PFAS

SB 121 bans PFAS foams when the Federal Aviation Admin stops forcing their use, please plan to testify in support of SB 121 on Tuesday April 12th.

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Fair Maps and Power Grabs

New legislative district boundaries are drawn every ten years based on the most recent census data. In 2021 the Alaska Redistricting Board adopted a final redistricting plan for Alaska, which delineates the districts legislators will represent. The politics of redistricting are rife with power grabs, and the maps are almost always litigated.   The balance of power in the Legislature is …

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A DEC Budget Trap

So far, only three states in the United States have assumed primacy for dredge and fill permitting in wetlands. One of those states – Florida – assumed permit primacy in the waning days of the Trump administration. Like Governor Sean Parnell before him, Governor Dunleavy wants Alaska to pay for wetland permitting that is now being paid for by the …

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State of State Predictions

The Governor’s State of The State Address is next week (7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25). It is sure to contain grievances about the Federal Government, excitement about mineral resource development projects in Alaska, and a dash of “Election Integrity” talk. It will maybe/probably contain a few lines about renewable energy, fisheries, Alaska’s strategic economic and military location, and “greatest …

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STATEMENT: A day of reflection.

During this season of gratitude and reflection, we would like to express our appreciation for the strong communities and people that we work with each day to build a brighter future. We are thankful for the stewardship and continued vibrant leadership of Alaska Native peoples. At The Alaska Center, we are honored to live and work on Indigenous lands.  2021 …