Letter to the editor: Yes on 1 protects salmon and Alaska’s future

Alaska’s roads are wallpapered with grim “No on 1” billboards. Don’t be fooled. Outside corporations touting misguided projects that disregard Alaska’s unique renewable natural resources… Continue reading

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Voices of the Peninsula: Ballot Measure 1 — Alaskans will not be fooled

Alaskans will vote on the Stand For Salmon initiative on Nov. 6. The opposition to this measure has used trickery, deception, exaggeration, and now outright… Continue reading

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Supporters of the proposed Ballot Measure 1 — commonly known as the Stand for Salmon initiative — march in the Soldotna Progress Days Parade on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Soldotna Alaska. Some of the initiative, which would tighten the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s permitting for construction in potential salmon habitat, will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot after the Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision Wednesday ruling that parts of the original initiative would make unconstitutional resources appropriations and should be stricken out. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion).

Letter to the editor: Vote Yes for sensible development; vote Yes on Ballot Measure 1

The outside billionaires inundating the airwaves, social media and newspapers with ads are telling us that the problems with salmon returns are all in the… Continue reading

Supporters of the proposed Ballot Measure 1 — commonly known as the Stand for Salmon initiative — march in the Soldotna Progress Days Parade on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Soldotna Alaska. Some of the initiative, which would tighten the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s permitting for construction in potential salmon habitat, will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot after the Alaska Supreme Court issued a decision Wednesday ruling that parts of the original initiative would make unconstitutional resources appropriations and should be stricken out. (Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion).
A sign opposing the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative in photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 Hurts Rural Residents and Rural Communities

Salmon have always been and will always be a vital part of our culture, history, and way of life. The decision by Alaska Native Regional… Continue reading

A sign opposing the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative in photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Retired Salmon Experts Urge Yes Vote on Measure 1

Alaska’s salmon fisheries feed countless Alaskans, create important livelihoods for rural communities, support Alaska’s growing $4 billion tourism industry and fuel Alaska’s sustainable commercial salmon… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Why we need Ben Carpenter for State House

Why we need Ben Carpenter for State House Captain Ben Carpenter has led troops in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, showing that he can handle… Continue reading

Letter ro the editor: Seaton stands tall

Seaton stands tall Now that we are reaching the culmination of the district 31 political season on Nov. 6, Paul Seaton stands tall as our… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Galvin represents our shared Alaskan values

Alyse Galvin is the only congressional candidate who will represent the values shared by all Alaskans. Her campaign began with grassroots organizers, and she has… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: It’s time for a “new Alyse on life” in Alaska

What does it take to understand and serve the diverse needs and well-being of Alaskans in a rapidly changing world? It takes what it has… Continue reading

Alaska Voices: Ballot Measure 1 infringes on our right to the land

Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat was established in 2015 with the specific intent to protect the interests of North Slope people and communities, and Ballot… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Seaton is the person I want to represent our community

I don’t know about other District 31 voters, but I want a representative who respects my intelligence and appeals to my better nature. I want… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Ballot Measure 1 — Expect impacts to our local communities

Salmon have always been an integral part of our economy, as well as a fundamental part of our identity as Alaskans. We measure the value… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: The poisonous allure of right-wing violence

Gavin McInnes is selling a marketable product. The pose of the right-wing provocateur and founder of the group the Proud Boys is that he’s simply… Continue reading

Opinion: I stand for salmon

We Alaskans are fish people plain and simple. We revere them, catch them, can them, pickle them, view them in their natural state, consume them,… Continue reading

Andy Mack, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Andy Mack: How I made my decision on Chuitna

I’ve issued a decision in a closely-watched case regarding water rights in the Chuitna River watershed. Misinformation is easy to spread and hard to correct.… Continue reading

Andy Mack, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Letters to the editor: Vote Yes on Prop 1 and make history

Make History Scotland, England, Norway, Japan, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, California, Oregon, Washington… all used to have wild salmon runs. It’s… Continue reading

The Kenai River flows into Skilak Lake, as seen on a traverse from Fuller Lakes Trail to Skyline Trail on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 will be disastrous for outdoor enthusiasts

Alaskans love to hunt and fish. A quick glance at any Alaskans’ social media feed in the fall, with all the photos of harvested moose,… Continue reading

The Kenai River flows into Skilak Lake, as seen on a traverse from Fuller Lakes Trail to Skyline Trail on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bob Franken: The Saudi D.C. swamp

Imagine that: It’s getting so it’s difficult to get away with being slime in the Washington “swamp” these days — or at the very least,… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Protecting our Shared Resources for all Alaskans

Alaskans are once again fighting over fish. This time the fight is centered around a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to change the way state… Continue reading

Alaska Voices: Walker is the only candidate who can tackle tough Alaska issues

Walker is the only candidate who can tackle tough Alaska issues In Mike Dunleavy’s recent column, “A Deficit of Trust,” the former, partial-term state senator… Continue reading