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My Turn: Hurray for Democrats! Hurray for Republicans! Love, your BFF, Big Money

...carrots." So go ahead Democrats - support your Democrat. And Republicans - support your Republican. It won't matter to Big Oil and Big Corporations. They win either way. Big Money always does.? Mark Stopha is a Juneau resident.
Letter: A Christmas present from Sen. Begich

Recently, on Alaska News Nightly, Sen. Mark Begich said he supported the federal budget. He said he was glad to see "Good funding for our military" but was not happy about declining money for veterans benefits.
Standing your ground: President Obama's foreign policy

...against several countries under the guise of "classified operations" gives cover to those to support the war machine, silences those who oppose it, and leaves the public in the dark of a complicit media.? Mark Stopha lives in Juneau.
My Turn: The election's ballot proposition to ponder

There are two propositions on the ballot in the October elections. Proposition 1 is a bond issue tied to future sales tax revenue. Proposition 2 solicits voter approval for a 1 percent sales tax.
Early cohos inundate trollers

...record-breaking quota of king salmon this summer have been smashed by an unusually early run of coho. Juneau troll fisherman Mark Stopha reported on his Web log Tuesday, "Best coho and worst king salmon day of the trip. Over a hundred coho, but just...
My turn: Hunting more economically efficient than stores, fast-food

I had a hard time understanding just what point Alexander Simon was trying to make in his recent My Turn ("Recent trial highlights differences between American, European views on wolves" in the Nov. 10 Empire) on the illegal killing of the black wolf. He stated there is no "natural" way for humans to interact with wolves, and then went on to say how the wolf befriended dogs and watched skiers go by. Is that "natural"? Does a wolf have friends?
Hopefuls weigh in on city housing

...luncheon. Sound off on the important issues at The chamber asked District 1 Assembly member David Stone and challenger Mark Stopha and District 2 Assembly seat hopefuls Jean Christian and Sara Chambers to address four issues: Juneau's housing crisis...
Banner year for salmon trollers

Juneau fisherman Mark Stopha feels like a lucky guy. As a new fisherman, he doesn't have to pine for the "good old days" of Alaska fishing. This year...
My turn: Fleet exodus not 'anecdotal'

...system of harbor funding and good-old-boy management continue to "anecdotally" drive our fishing fleet elsewhere? Mark Stopha is a Juneau resident who owns the Alaska Wild Salmon Co. and Wild Salmon and Salmon Pet Treats.
District 1 Assembly Race

...out how to work effectively on the Assembly. "I feel I really get it now," he said. Stone is facing challenger Mark Stopha for a District 1 Assembly seat in the Oct. 3 city election. Opening up land on West Douglas and building a second...


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