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I am astounded at the lack of research in reporting the facts about the demise of the Alaska Coastal Management Program (ACMP). I guess it is easier to simply blame the other guy. It took years to make a mess of this program which is now a mere shadow of what it used to be and is supposed to be.

The Alaska Senate is fighting for meaningful local voice for very good reasons:...

Tara Jollie
TO: The Palin Family SUBJECT: Home Sweet Home

Dear Palins,

Usually we The Concerned aren’t that concerned about you. We figure things will work out for you no matter what, and goodness knows there are plenty of other things for us to worry about. But we grew unusually concerned over recent reports about a house you purchased in Arizona...

Scott Woodham

Fewer king salmon are expected on the Kuskokwim this year! Our king salmon population has been in decline since 2004. We have not made our king salmon escapement goals on many of the spawning grounds in the past few years. This is all very scary news for those of us who live on this river and depend on the resource for food and for those of us at the Kuskokwim River Interagency meeting in March. The news was coming from state and federal biologists and groups who monitor the salmon populations...

Bev Hoffman

Anaktuvuk Pass is an area rich with cultural, traditional and natural spirit. Established in 1949, we're a community that embodies the pride of our Nunamiut ancestors who were the last nomadic tribe to settle in Alaska. We carry this pride with us every day, as it continues to shape who we are and where we come from...

Esther Hugo

In virtually all current political debate concerning the requirements of American prosperity, the classic argument of Adam Smith remains the fashionable mainstay of conservatives. It was Smith, after all, who reasoned capably and persuasively that a system of private property, although naturally unequal, would nonetheless permit the poor to live tolerably...

Louis René Beres

When I was in elementary school, we would watch PBS tapes in school like "Electric Company," "Sesame Street," "Zoom," and "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood." We had no TVs at home so watching TV was something new to us. Mr. Rogers' show would catch my eye because he would be talking in his home and say he wanted to go visit another neighbor. He would put his sweater and walk out the door. When he walked out the door, we would see a toy neighborhood on the screen with toy houses, streets, cars in an American neighborhood...

Harley Sundown

In Washington , there is an ongoing debate about removing some tax deductions for the oil industry. The president and his party are attempting to change these so that the industry pays higher taxes, then use the money to fund new, cleaner-energy technologies. Republicans are resisting because they oppose tax increases generally, and worry that higher taxes on the oil industry will mean higher prices for gasoline...

Michael Lynch

Gusty Michael School made the trip it planned with the help of many people. The list of donors is over a page long, covers the entire United States, and does not include the many anonymous donors who contributed cash. What began as a local call for help turned into a regional note when a corporate newsletter picked up our story and even called for additional information. People shared our story on Facebook and even called personal friends to help us out. We even went nationwide, if not global when Elemental, a web magazine, picked up our story ....

Debi Rubera
TO: William Barron, Division of Oil and Gas; Brent Goodrum, Division of Mining, Land and Water; Kurtis Gibson, Alaska Gasline Coordinator's Office CC: Governor Sean Parnell; Commissioner Dan Sullivan, Department of Natural Resources SUBJECT: Hitting the Moon

Dear Million-Barrel Team,

Welcome aboard. We don’t envy you, but we’re glad such apparently experienced people are going to be working on fulfilling Gov. Parnell’s goal to get at least one million barrels of something to flow through the trans-Alaska pipeline by the year 2021...

Scott Woodham

Editor's note: Following is an obituary for Walter Soboleff by his son, Ross.

Dr. Walter Alexander Soboleff, Sr. passed away at age 102 in his own home in Juneau on Sunday May 22, 2011. He was born on Nov. 14, 1908 in Killisnoo to Anna Hunter and Alexander Sasha Soboleff. His paternal grandparents were Fr. Ivan Alexander Soboleff and Olga Leudke Soboleff, and maternal grandparents were Eaton Hunter and Seigeigé.

His Tlingit names included T'aaw Chán and Kaajaakwtí. He belonged to the Raven moiety, L'eineidi clan (dog salmon), Aanx'aakhittaan House (House in the middle of town) in Angoon...

Ross V. Soboleff

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