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Alaska needs to base policy on science

...polar bears are not being affected by climate change. It has been disappointing to hear legislators, the governor and the commissioner of Fish and Game shooting from the hip, trying to undercut recent scientific findings. Sound off on the important...
My Turn: The main point:Kenai king run is in peril

It is a bit ironic, but the Salmon Policies Alliance Compass piece which ran this week in the Juneau Empire stated, "?the Kenai River is not at risk or in crisis?" Really? The very next day, the Kenai River and the East Side Set Net (ESSN) fishery were closed for fishing due to a dismally low return of Kenai kings. While there is a big run of red salmon, the Kenai kings caught by the ESSN has put the Kenai king run in jeopardy.
Bills with SE impact clear Legislature Friday

As the Alaska State Legislature approached its scheduled adjournment Sunday, several low-profile bills with implications for Southeast Alaska passed Friday.
State game board targets Cook Inlet wolves

After approving a predator control plan targeting wolves and bears around McGrath, and then proposing land-and-shoot wolf hunting in the Nelchina Basin, the Alaska Board of Game set its sights on wolves across Cook Inlet from Anchorage.


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