Refine Search

Alaska Editorial: Judge puts brakes on the EPA

...the routine behind-the-scenes collaboration between government agencies such as the EPA and anti-development interest groups to fix the outcome of decisions.The Freedom of Information Act responses obtained by the Pebble Limited Partnership...
Treadwell comment period skates to a close

...through increased entrance fees but also through increased patronage."An empowered board might move toward special interest groups," Myrtle said. "It doesn't need to be maxed out all the time with hockey players and figure skaters, and displace...
My Turn: Voting as a civic duty

...any given choice, they may cast write-in votes or blank votes.? It is more difficult for extremist or special interest groups to vote themselves into power or to influence mainstream candidates. (Tea Party comes to mind.)? The increase...
Who do you trust?

...leaders employed by ConocoPhillips? The leaders of the oil industry, bankers, chambers of commerce and other special interest groups that are all trying to buy your vote?I, on the other hand, have no vested interest in ACES or SB21, except for...
My Turn: Candidates should pledge to be truthful, civil

...candidate Dan Sullivan proposed that he and Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, sign a pledge directing third-party special interest groups to cease airing television and radio campaign ads in Alaska. It's a nice gesture. But it's not what we need...
My Turn: Oligarchy in America

...They broke the responses down by income level, and then determined how often certain income levels, and organized interest groups, saw their policy preferences enacted.The study found that our elected U.S. Congressmen and Senators vote in...
Begich outlines campaign finance proposals

...called on Begich to sign an agreement, aimed at limiting outside money in their race. The idea was to ask special interest groups to stop TV and radio ads that support or attack their campaigns. If they didn't stop, the candidate benefiting...
Alaska Editorial: Political ads focus on trivia, not real issues

...them focused on the issues. But the state Democratic and Republican parties, as well as the well-funded political interest groups that support each candidate, are only too happy to keep making unsubstantive, ankle-biting attacks in hopes that...
My Turn: Why vote yes to repeal SB21?

...industry that is needed for our economy, but we don't need to give away the farm. The oil industry and special interest groups are spending millions to buy the farm and your vote. Believe it or not, they'll deduct those millions too.It's...
Why are special interest groups so special?

...What is he doing for this state? Why is he so anxious to give away so much our state resources to these special interest groups, when our state needs it the most? Privatizing does not work; so Gov. Murkowski should let it alone. Gov. Murkowski...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback