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Fish board remains to be filled

...hearing on March 26, 2014. Dwight Kramer serves as chairman of the Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition, a Peninsula interest group representing unguided recreational fishermen. In the past, Kramer has written opinion pieces for Alaska media urging...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-29/board-seat-open-again-after-ruffners
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Report: Low taxes lulled as budget swelled

...state's population has grown only 11 percent. That means a good part of the budget growth happened because special-interest groups urged legislators to expand spending while there was no counter pressure that could have restrained growth.To be...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-06/report-low-taxes-lulled-as-budget-sw
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Grant Lake hydroelectric project open to comments

...it received a preliminary study permit from FERC in 2009. It will be open to comments from government agencies, interest groups, and the public during a ninety-day period that will end on June 29. HEA has posted the license application on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-04/grant-lake-hydroelectric-project-ope
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Political meddling, entitlement feed Cook Inlet fish wars

...While fishery managers on the Kenai Peninsula do their best to balance competing users, over the past several years, interest group from other regions of the state have gained more and more influence over how the peninsula's fisheries are managed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-07/political-meddling-entitlement-fe
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Cal Thomas: The faith factor (2016 edition)

...accept their views absent a spiritual transformation.It then becomes a power game, Christians being just one more "interest group" to be placated with a few breadcrumbs tossed at them by politicians seeking their votes.What does true faith look...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-02/cal-thomas-the-faith-factor-2016-
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Voices of the Peninsula: New administration can make government work for Alaskans

...on U.S. government policy, while mass-based interest groups and average citizens have little or no independent...at Cook Inletkeeper, a member-supported public interest group working to promote democracy and protect Alaska's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-10/voices-of-the-peninsula-new-admin
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Kenai City Council candidates share views

...costs and although another organization has offered legal aid, accepting would make the City a tool of two special interests groups using Kenai as the battleground for their legal agenda.A Council Member's job includes putting interests of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-29/kenai-city-council-candidates-sha
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ACES is better for Alaskans

...leaders employed by ConocoPhillips? The leaders of the oil industry, bankers, chambers of commerce and other special interest groups all trying to buy your vote? I, on the other hand, have no vested interest in ACES or SB21, except for three years...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-07-31/aces-is-better-for-alaska
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Amendment would fix big money in elections

...million people giving less than $200 whose voices were overpowered by just 32 megadonors. Unaccountable special interest groups have had too much of an influence over our elections by virtue of the money that they can spend. Campaign finance...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2014-06-25/amendment-would-fix-big-m
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Senate hopeful asks foe to help end attack ads

...outside influence in his contest.Sullivan called on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich to sign a pledge asking special interest groups to stop TV and radio ads by July 4 that support or attack their campaigns. If they don't stop, his pledge says...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-10/senate-hopeful-asks-foe-to-help-end-
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