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My Turn: Since time immemorial

...grueling and disconcerting. In a spirit of honest negotiation, we met with community representatives and different interest groups throughout the region and country in nearly 300 meetings.The staunch opposition we encountered, characterized at...
Recreational facilities face frugal future

...interest" at 55 percent. Recreational (27 percent), private rental (12) and special events (6) follow. Special interest groups include figure skating and hockey organizations. Cost recovery for Treadwell is at about 50.7 percent, which Anderson...
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...
Empire Editorial: Alaska must close voting loophole

...know where the ballots are coming from, how long some voters have been absent from the state, or whether an Outside interest group is willing to abuse Alaska's voting loophole to decide an election. We'd rather not find out. Alaska should...
Playing the health insurance blame game

Politicians and at least one interest group seized the opportunity this week to point fingers over the news that health insurance premiums for thousands of Alaskans may increase...
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...
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: 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...
No end in sight for Outside campaign ads

...the odds of a deal seem slim at best."Senator Begich has campaigned relentlessly against third-party special interest groups, yet when presented with the only proven mechanism to make this happen, Begich refused to even entertain the idea...
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