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Voices of Alaska: Senator must support subsistence rights

My mother was Katie John. Her name has become symbolic across the state of Alaska for her life-long legal battle to protect traditional rights. The state views her as a threat while her supporters view her as a hero.
Stance on education reason to vote for Begich

...between our candidates for US Senate yesterday and one question stuck out. "What will you do for education in Alaska?" Senator Begich spoke of successes in adding over $1 billon in early and special education budgets, then went on to talk...
Republican Party should return to roots

...and not "evolve" in order to fit in. The current GOP leadership in both houses have failed us! The two current Alaska senators have failed to represent our conservative values and thus have also failed us. They get their marching orders from...
Alaska senators take another crack at J-1 visa program

A few processing plants are finding themselves shorthanded as salmon catches increase around the state, but an item in pending U.S. Senate legislation could make it easier to fill vacant positions next summer. Sens.
At hearing, public support for gas pipeline

Alaska senators listened to over an hour of public testimony Wednesday on a bill that enables the Alaska gas pipeline to move forward.The vast...
Record pink harvest creates market glut salmon for food assistance programs across the country. That's an expanded purchase over previous years. Alaska senators hailed the decision in January.Not all pink salmon is canned. Some are frozen and shipped overseas for additional...
Trick or treat: 142 trillion pound monster back from the grave

...spineless politicians who simply didn't have the backbone to say no to wasteful, excessive government spending.Alaska Senator Mark Begich, while insisting that he doesn't vote party-line, has repeatedly voted straight Democrat on numerous...
USOC to name training center for Ted Stevens

...legislation set a template for the modern Olympic movement.The Amateur Sports Act of 1978, later named after the Alaska senator, gave the USOC control over the Olympics and its brand in the United States and paved the way for national governing...
Troops participate in the annual Wounded Warrior fishing event

...professional guides that donated their charters, a pig-roast BBQ brought the event together with a guest appearance from Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. Thanks to sponsorship donations, a number of spectacular door prize gifts were provided to the warriors...
What's really at stake?: A chance to share energy expertise with Washington, D.C.

...exploration represents the best and most immediate way to generate new revenues and put millions of Americans back to work -- all without costing the taxpayers a penny. Tom Wagoner is the Alaska senator for District Q. He lives in Kenai.


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