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My Turn: Alaskans are and will be better off under SB21

For those who don't know me, I was raised as an Air Force brat in North Pole. Maybe it is the former wrestler in me, but when it comes to Alaska's future - and that of my family - I have a hard time sitting on the sidelines.
My Turn: Repeal SB21, bring back ACES

I'm voting "Yes" on Ballot Measure 1 to repeal SB 21, the so-called More Alaska Production Act. On Aug. 5, 2014, Alaska Dispatch News published an article by reporter Richard Mauer titled, "'Facts' are debatable in oil tax warfare.
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

The Alaska Department of Revenue called this year "a watershed moment for Alaska oil production." Production in Alaska oil fields has been dropping since 1988, decreasing an average of 6 percent each year.
Local | SB21
Advocates: Tailings dam breach a warning for Alaska

A tailings dam at Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia ruptured Monday morning, sending toxic waste into a watershed that flows into Vancouver.
Alaska Editorial: Making good decisions on the water

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion: It was with a great deal of relief last week that the Peninsula Clarion reported the successful rescue of six people who had ended up in the Kenai River after boating accidents.
Historic preservation grants now available

The Office of History and Archaeology is accepting applications for grants to assist with rehabilitating, restoring, stabilizing or planning for preserving historic buildings and structures.
Residents prepare to evacuate as fire grows

...Management Team has set up its operation headquarters.State and federal agencies including State Parks, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Central Emergency Services and the Alaska State Troopers have helped keep an eye on stray burning slash...
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series on the KSM mine, a proposed transboundary mine in British Columbia.
DNR now accepting grant applications for Farm to School program

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for its annual Farm to School mini-grants from April 2-18. Mini-grants are available for school-based...
Anti-KSM groups seek federal help

A proposed British Columbia transboundary mine that would dwarf any mining development in Alaska has attracted the attention of environmental groups in the state because of a concern that runoff from the mine will degrade Southeast Alaska's fish habitats.
Local | Outdoors


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