My Turn: Southeast is paying for slow Tongass transition both rely on land and water resources managed by the Forest Service and directly benefit from enhancements to natural resource health, along with services and infrastructure provided by the agency. Activities that degrade the pristine nature...
Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to key positions

...of Military and Veterans Affairs.Richards said he also looked "forward to utilizing my experience in finance, natural resource development and taxation to support Gov. Walker as the state gets to work on these and many other important issues...
On Writing: Big words, part one

...dictionary. Years ago, before coming to Alaska, I had to write a legal notice explaining that certain users of a natural resource were willfully misinterpreting regulations to gain more privileges than granted under the law. Explaining how these...
Letter: Russia sold cheap and look what happened

...ACES or goes with SB21. How would you vote? You have the benefit of knowing that history shows that giving away a natural resource cheap is foolish for your future. Voting "no" on Ballot Measure 1, which retains SB21, gives away our future...
Reactions mixed after 'unity' announcement

...that."Although Mallott and Walker said at the conference they agree on most everything, especially issues of natural resource development and energy, and have the same vision for Alaska's future, Walker identified himself as conservative...
My Turn: 'Yes' vote gives Alaska time to get it right

...healthy revenue stream to serve Alaskans. Please vote "Yes."? Lisa Weissler is an attorney with expertise in natural resource law, specializing in oil, gas and mining law and coastal management, and more than 20 years experience with the...
My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...with a weak state, one that cannot adequately fund accountants and lawyers. The Alaska Constitution holds that natural resource extraction shall provide maximum benefit to the people. MAPA undermines the law of the land, casting it into bondage...
My Turn: Public voices stifled in resource management

...examples of the lack of leadership. In the last two sessions, Parnell introduced HB77 - legislation to weaken our natural resource permitting system, remove safeguards and gut the public process. Not only does such legislation call into question...
My Turn: Child care shortage an economic development barrier

...Rain Coast Data, a monthly column of the Juneau Empire analyzing regional and local data trends. She has 20 years of professional and academic focus on the economic, transportation, and natural resource issues of Southeast Alaska.
My Turn: Vote 'Yes' to restore Alaska as an owner state

...On Aug. 19 in the primary election, Alaskans will have a chance to restore our constitutional right to use our natural resource wealth for the maximum benefit of the people. All they need do is vote "Yes" on Proposition 1 and, as awkward...


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