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OPINION: When will Alaska’s youth finally be heard on the climate crisis?

Young people across Alaska are bewildered. We are scared, exhausted and furious. We have watched with frustration and deep anxiety as our state government continues to put fossil fuels above our futures, actively making the climate crisis worse and inducing devastating harms like melting permafrost, worsening wildfires, coastal erosion, and loss of sea and river ice. For more than two …

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January 6 Vigils Called On Lawmakers To Uphold Democracy

Anchorage Community Members Join Nationwide Vigil in Coordination with Over 300 Events Across the Country Anchorage, AK: In case you missed it, yesterday Stand UP Alaska, The Alaska Center and community organizers held a candlelight vigil at the Loussac Library. The event took place on the one-year anniversary of the violent insurrection at the nation’s capital on January 6th. The …

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OPINION: PRO Act, Build Back Better will help build Alaska’s future

Alaska is approaching a once in a generation opportunity to create long-term job growth and a sustainable economy while making historical strides towards climate justice. We need jobs that align with community needs, are informed by local knowledge, and expand skill sets to create a stronger, more diversified economy. As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, now is the time …

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Returning salmon to the Eklutna River

This fall, for the first time in nearly a century, water in Eklutna Lake was allowed to flow its historic path down the Eklutna River and into Cook Inlet. The owners of the Upper Eklutna Dam (Chugach Electric Association, Matanuska Electric Association and Municipal Light and Power) released water from the dam at Eklutna Lake for just over three weeks. …

Statement: Alaska Leaders Respond to BBBA Framework Agreement

President Joe Biden has announced a framework agreement for the Build Back Better Act, delivering historic investments in climate action, clean energy, and environmental justice. The BBBA will create jobs and drive economic opportunity while cutting the carbon pollution that causes climate change. The Alaska Center and Southeast Alaska Conservation Council are united in support of this framework as a …

STATEMENT: A Strong Democracy Requires Safety and Civility

The Alaska Center stands in solidarity with those calling for respect and safety to return to our chambers of democracy. We urge Mayor Bronson and other government leaders to call for civil behavior regardless of political beliefs, and to condemn those that will not follow the rules of order.

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Restoring the Eklutna River is long overdue

As the weather gets warmer, many of us are pulling out our camping gear and dusting off our kayaks to get ready for summer. If you live in Anchorage, chances are you’ll be spending some time visiting the Eklutna Valley this season. Eklutna Lake is the go-to spot for many Southcentral Alaskans because it’s the perfect place to hike, bike, …