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My Turn: Since time immemorial

We owe a debt of gratitude to the people who helped Sealaska secure its final land entitlement last month. It was a victory for Sealaska, but the process, which took 10 years, was grueling, costly and sometimes shockingly uncivil.
My Turn: Walker's appointment may district from agenda

Gov. Bill Walker called me Jan. 21 and said I would not be reappointed to the Board of Fisheries. I am OK with that decision, as it is the governor's prerogative to put his own people on Alaska's boards and commissions.
My Turn: SB21 is broken

I was never in favor of SB21, but now it's a reality and we need to find ways to keep SB21 from bankrupting the state. We may not have increased oil production and its expenses now exceed its value. Here's why you need to contact your local legislators.
My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

Alaska has one of the most productive commercial fishing economies on the planet. More than 5 billion pounds of seafood were pulled from the waters surrounding Alaska in 2012. This world-class catch generated $1.
My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

As falling global oil prices mean less revenue in Alaska, our elected leaders need to make sound budgetary decisions that solve the short-term problem without forgoing investments essential to the long-term future of the state.
My Turn: A 'Housing First' step

Most people agree that homelessness in our town is a serious problem, but few know what to do to improve the situation.
My Turn: The case for big projects

President Obama's former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel famously said, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste.
My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

Bill Walker and Byron Mallott ran on a unity ticket. They argued that it's high time to quit letting major political parties fragment our statewide community as each battles to dominate the others.
My Turn: Transparency for Juneau Access

Gov. Bill Walker so far has delivered on a campaign promise to bring transparency back to the executive branch. It's refreshing after experiencing three Alaska governors who preferred keeping the public in the dark. That's exactly how former Gov.
My Turn: Alaska is ready for Erin's Law

The cure for Alaska's epidemic of childhood sexual abuse begins with breaking the silence. It's time to give Alaskan kids the tools they need.


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