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Hot Takes in a Cold Place: Something Smells Fishy in Southcentral Alaska

Have you ever attended a public comment meeting that didn’t want the public to comment?  I have.  Six, actually.  All in one week! The owners of the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project held information–erm, “public comment”–meetings last week in Palmer, Anchorage, and Eagle River.  They were certainly “informational,” to say the least. Charts, numbers, and graphics, oh my. Cherry-picked information to intentionally …

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is on Monday. It was created as a state holiday through legislation signed into law in 2017 by former Governor Walker in a ceremony held during Utqiaġvik’s annual Nalukataq whaling festival. It replaces Columbus Day, and it is a small step toward atonement for the colonialism of our American and Alaskan history.  On this Indigenous Peoples Day, …

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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 …