A little over three years ago, the Department of Natural Resources recognized that the status quo for permitting wasn't working.
My grandmother who raised me taught me an important lesson - take care of the land and water, and it will take care of our present and future generations. I try to live by that principle every day.
Alaska's constitution is the fundamental document for the state. It sets forth basic principles and individual rights, the structures and responsibilities of government, and other provisions for the functioning of the state.
The recent boondoggle with the Anchorage legislative office remodel is appalling enough by itself, however, it also represents a much greater issue with this legislature. Members of that body are elected to act in the best interests of Alaska.
EPA has invoked its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay salmon from the mining of the Pebble ore deposit in Southwest Alaska.
Congratulations Alaskans! We got their attention, now let's keep it. The consideration of the new amendments to HB 77 is a testament to people taking back their power.
My vision for Alaska includes giving back to Alaskans their voice in public policy decisions. Like the framers of our state constitution, Alaskans today want to be in control of their own destiny.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the March 5, 2014, opinion piece by Chris Ashenbrenner on legislation dealing with public funding for abortion. It is important to respond because her piece is missing key facts.
The Juneau Empire needs to replace the weather maps it publishes on the back page of the daily paper.
Despite the fact that Southeast Alaska is 35,000 square miles, we don't have much in the way of land here. Of that total, only 0.3 percent is owned by communities and private landowners - just 1/3 of one percent.
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