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Battle over blackwater

...Stekoll, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Alaska Southeast and a member of the Alaska Cruise Ship Initiative Science Advisory Panel for Wastewater in the early 2000s, said the worry about pumping treated sewage into a...
Wastewater legislation moves to Senate floor The Science Advisory Panel released a preliminary report late in 2012.The bills also do away with a 2006 cruise ship initiative criteria that required treated black water and grey water discharges to meet Alaska water quality standards...
Cruise ship visitors willing to pay more

In the coming weeks and months, Alaskans will hear lots of rhetoric about the citizens' cruise ship initiative - you will hear how the addition of a $50 head tax will dissuade tourists from joining an Alaska cruise. Sound off on the important...
Downtown sour on cruise ship initiative

An upcoming state ballot initiative that would impose a cruise ship passenger tax could be a nail in the coffin for some Alaska-owned South Franklin Street businesses, according to owners of those shops.
Initiative will not cut it in court

...July 2, it appears that the cruise ship initiative (Proposition No. 2) is...Constitution in that the cruise ship initiative is not limited to one subject. The cruise ship initiative enacts a head tax, a tax...
My turn: When is enough, enough?

...protect Alaska's marine environment. The Alaska Cruise Ship Initiative formed in 1999-2001 by Knowles included a Steering...Sloane's article were addressed through the Alaska Cruise Ship Initiative? I think "enough" is working now (and into...
My Turn: Cruise ship initiative doesn't make sense

Ballot Measure 2 does not make sense. Why would we want to subject the cruise lines to such hostility?
My Turn: Cruise ship initiative is unfair

...provide their services and allow a decent living from the income they receive. Ballot Measure 2, the so-called cruise ship initiative, may seriously hurt those Alaskans in several ways. First, if they work with a cruise ship company, their...
Alaska Briefs

...acres for conservation and set out that no more could be reserved without an act of Congress. Leman turns down cruise ship initiative JUNEAU - A proposed ballot initiative to impose taxes and stringent regulations on cruise ships traveling in Alaska...
Election results

...Daniel DeNardo 280 Don Wright 819 BALLOT MEASURES Campaign finance reform Measure 1 YES: 91,373 NO: 31,733 Cruise ship initiative Measure 2 YES: 66,008 NO: 59,214 LT. GOVERNOR Republicans Sean Parnell 42,063 Jerry Ward 30,647 Democrats...


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