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House Majority Fantasy Football

Dear Friends, It is the start of the 2019 Legislative session – and no House Majority has formed.  The state-level legislative impasse combined with the federal impasse begs the question: where have all the great Politicians gone? The Negotiators, the Wheelers and Dealers, the Knee-Cappers!  Has our collective disdain of Politics led us to the point where we have no …

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The Terrifying Tales Against Yes for Salmon

Each summer while gillnetting sockeye one inevitably catches a few fish that have been dead for a number of days – they are called Ghost Fish in the colloquialism of the back deck – and you can usually smell them before they come over the roller. The smell of a ghost fish can put one over the edge if they …

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Rally in Defense of Alaska Native Women, Children, and the Lands and Waters That Sustain Alaska Native Communities

… United under the banner of “Defending the Sacred” Alaskan groups from across the state have joined together to rally on the opening day of the 2018 Alaska Federation of Natives convention. The message is a call to action for an end to the violence against women and children and an end to the degradation of Alaskan lands & waters. …

Bill Walker and a slap in the face to Alaskans who care about clean water.

Not so very long ago, a group of committed Alaskans banded together to pass a ballot measure to protect fish from pollution. These Alaskans were heavily out-funded by outside corporations. The corporate opposition cried and wailed that this ballot proposition was poorly written, would kill jobs, was bad for Alaska, and would shut down businesses far and wide. Sound familiar? …