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Leg with Louie: Tell the House to Trust Alaskans

This is a blog, and it is an action alert. Your help is needed ASAP, so please click the action link. The House Resources Committee will take up amendments to HB 138 on Monday. This legislation, sponsored by Representative Chuck Kopp, will make it impossible for Alaskans to protect waters of high ecological value as Tier III waters under the …

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Leg with louie: The Condition our Condition is in

Our Governor does not look comfortable standing tall to the scrutiny of our 60 State Legislators. No, he looks short of breath and even nervous. I have met the man and shook his hand, and by gosh, he looks dashing when he smiles. If I were working in his office, I would find a way to employ a smile coach …

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Press Statement: Alaskan Voices are Heard on Pebble at Federal Level, But We Demand More.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2019 Anchorage, AK- Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed amendment 90, being called the “Huffman Amendment,” to the Energy and Water Appropriations Act (H.R. 2740) bill that would suspend funding for permitting of the proposed Pebble mine in federal fiscal year 2020. The Alaska Center salutes Representative Huffman and House members for taking decisive …

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Ballot Measure 1 campaigns argue pros, cons on KTVA’s Daybreak

Polly Carr, executive director of the Alaska Center, appeared on KTVA’s Daybreak in support of the measure. Former Anchorage District Attorney Clint Campion appeared in opposition. Carr describes the initiative as a proactive measure aimed at getting ahead of large scale projects that could potentially harm fish habitat. “This initiative is in response to the growing projects in Alaska that …

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Indigenous Peoples Day & The Urgency of Voting

By Kendra Kloster & Polly Carr Art by Sarah Whalen-Lunn>> Indigenous Peoples Day was established to realize the importance of our identity as an Alaska Native place, and elevate Indigenous ways of life. Right now, we must also elevate the continued and increasing threats posed to Indigenous people, people of color, and women across our state and country. It’s time …