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Poll asks the wrong questions

A push-poll isn't a poll that's intended to gauge public sentiment. It's meant to shape public opinion, and I'm sorry to report that I was invited to participate in a push-poll by our local state senator. The first question implies that the only solutions to our fiscal problems include cutting state services or paying some form of new taxes. Of the eighteen questions that follow, only two focus on requiring Alaska's oil producers to pay us fairly for our oil and the tone of those questions was apologetic toward producers.
An alternative to a natural gas pipeline

We've been hearing a lot about the cost of the proposed LNG pipeline and many believe that the project may not pencil out. Here is an idea the would kill four birds with one stone: Liquify the gas on the North Slope and build a rail link to transport it to our cities and to a port for shipment overseas. Here's why the idea makes sense: A rail line would be cheaper to construct and operate than a pipeline and the technology exists that will permit shipment of LNG. Now the other reasons.
Eric Treider: Alaskans yearn for something different

What an incredible feeling! I walked into Safeway and an employee looked at me and asked, "Are you Eric?" I answered, "Yeah.?" She grinned big and then she got serious and said with conviction, "I VOTED for you!" and then she gave me a smart high-five.
Micciche, Treider face off for Senate District O

...elected Mayor, then defeating a longtime Republican senator for a seat in the state's Legislature in 2012. Challenger Eric Treider has been less involved in politics. The longtime oilfield worker lists his time as a campaign director in Green Bay...
Senate candidates share their views

...set a significantly higher bar to ensure the greatest value to Alaskans when it comes to funding capital projects.Eric Treider, Senate District O: Public health, public safety and public education are off the table. Let's stop funding the...
Cleaning up the Kenai

...Representatives District 30 who organized the event along with Rocky Knudsen, a Democratic candidate in House District 29 and Eric Treider, an non-affiliated candidate for State Senate District 0. Thornton said the three decided to organize a clean-up...
Tiny homes, big dreams

...meeting and expressed a desire to address the homeless issue and volunteered to help gather reused building material. Eric Treider said tiny homes could attract people that choose to live in a community that shares certain values.Melissa Kline...
Races motivate peninsula voters

...representing Senate District O by getting more than 77 percent of the 10,500 votes cast. Non-affiliated challenger Eric Treider carried 22 percent of the vote. In the House, District 30 incumbent Republican Kurt Olson defeated Democrat challenger...
Peninsula candidates get last word

...the highest minimum wages in the country. Senate District O candidates, incumbent Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna and Eric Treider, both support the measure, but cited different reasons. "There's a fallacy that minimum wage jobs are high school...
State leaders listen to Peninsula's crime problem house," she said. "I know that and I don't use drugs. If I know that, you know that." Soldotna resident Eric Treider, who is running as an independent candidate for Senate District O, said he was disappointed Gov. Parnell decided...


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