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Voices of Alaska: Pulling together to strengthen family and community

...fill the resources gap, but also with our time and talents. Since the First Lady Volunteer Awards were founded by Bella Hammond a quarter century ago, hundreds of Alaskans have been honored for their volunteerism which is the backbone of our...
Democracy works best when all are represented

...they passed that isn't working. It is Congress' responsibility to make it right for the people they represent. Bella Hammond, our former First Lady, has it right. Alaska needs a senator who will work across party lines to get the job done...
Les Gara: SB 21 contains troubling provision

...1 billion-plus deficits. Thanks to respected leaders across the political spectrum - including former First Lady Bella Hammond, Constitutional Delegate Vic Fischer, Democratic and Independent Gubernatorial candidates Byron Mallott and Bill...
Legislature should hold hearing on referendum

...learned that the Oil Giveaway isn't just a threat to our Constitutional values - it also threatens the Permanent Fund. Bella Hammond, widow of Jay Hammond, is one of the primary sponsors working to pass Proposition One. We should honor the Hammond...
Voices of Alaska: Permitting process no longer serving public's interest

...threat as well. The governor recently brought a lawsuit against respected statesman Vic Fischer and former first lady Bella Hammond for their public interest challenge of Pebble mine activities. And things could get worse. House Bill 77, currently...
Letters to the editor

...permit after permit, pushed House Bill 77, and was a key player in the lawsuit against iconic Alaskans Vic Fischer and Bella Hammond. In Washington D.C. he lobbied for GMO salmon (Frankenfish)! That is so anti-salmon, the fish couldn't...
Alaskans need to protect their rights

...against citizens. Legislation resulted in prohibitive costs for citizens and non-profits: ? Sued former First Lady Bella Hammond and Vic Fisher for $1 million. ? Sued Minto for removing a child from a dangerous home. ? Attorney General Dan...
Water reservation rights need protection

...of the Pebble mine. During the same time period, the administration found time and money to sue former first lady Bella Hammond and Constitutional Convention delegate Vic Fischer, Rick Delkittie, a subsistence hunter and fisherman from Nondalton...
Fishermen should have priority with DNR

...have enough staff. Yet during the same time period, the Parnell Administration had no trouble finding staff to sue Bella Hammond and Vic Fischer - Alaska icons - for $1 million. As the court found, DNR has a statutory responsibility to process...
Northern Dynasty skeptical of survey methods, results

...surrounding the proposed mine site. The refuge would be named after late Gov. Jay Hammond and is supported by his widow, Bella Hammond, and other family members, the coalition said. Sixty-nine percent of respondents said creation of one of the world...


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