Governor recognizes threat of climate change

November 6, 2017 – ADN (AYEA Teen) Growing up in this special place leaves me wondering about the future. Will my children be able to go to the places I have growing up? Will they be able to feel the same joy that I have been so lucky to have in my backyard? Will they be able to cast off …

Gov. Walker announces new climate change task force

October 31, 2017 – Alaska Public Media On Tuesday, after months of hinting that a new climate change policy was in the works, Gov. Bill Walker signed an administrative order setting out a new state climate strategy and creating a task force to recommend specific actions. Read More

Candidates talk salmon: Five participate in Alaska Center’s first Mat-Su forum

Five candidates on Tuesday’s ballot participated with District 4 Borough Assembly Candidates Ted Leonard and Patty Hogan, as well as District 5 incumbent Dan Mayfield. Two candidates up for Palmer City Council also participated, first-time runners Sabrena Combs and Kenni Linden. Combs and Linden conceded that there’s not a whole lot the Palmer City Council can do, vis a vis …

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, …