I always “vote fish” because to me that means voting for healthy oceans and thriving coastal communities. And I always vote for the person, not a party and my voting record reflects that. In more than 30 years as a radio/print reporter for Alaska’s seafood industry, I have never publicly endorsed a candidate.
Disagreement and discourse about policy and political philosophy is part of a healthy democracy, but any politician willing to flagrantly take on or abandon principles in order to chase a result is simply being dishonest.
And after a blissfully not-at-all-peaceful year for us, Arduin has once again appeared back in Alaska.
“Decisions are being made based on economic and political theories instead of basing them on the realities of everyday Alaskans. What’s the result? Skyrocketing unemployment, an education system that’s hanging on from budget vote to budget vote, and an exodus of a skilled and talented workforce.”
Regardless, let’s consider the implications of promises made by the wave of challengers who beat some of Alaska’s most effective fiscal conservatives.
By Shannon Donahue, a community organize for Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and executive director of the Great Bear Foundation. At the headwaters of one of…
Working together, we can achieve real progress on homelessness in Anchorage.
There were three, then there were two and now there is one.
‘Continuing to sequester services downtown will not bring about change in Midtown. Homelessness services need to be integrated into our community so that individuals can utilize public transit for jobs, access health care and look for more permanent housing.’
Alaska Native tribes have an opportunity to own part of the airwaves on their land, but they’ll have to act fast before they go to auction.