Protecting Alaska's future by standing with it

By Rex Rock Sr.

The importance of wild salmon in Alaska is not up for debate. The protections for salmon, including its fresh as well as saltwater habitat, harvest levels and fishery health are paramount to the state’s coastal economies and communities, including those across Alaska’s North Slope. Residents statewide depend on natural resources from creeks, rivers and even the ocean for their sustainability and livelihood, and no one knows this better than the Iñupiat.

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Lizzie Rosen
The fund and the fish ballot measure

By Sen. Natasha von Imhof

On Oct. 4, every eligible Alaskan whose application was approved for a 2018 Permanent Fund dividend will be sent $1,600. We pay a lot of attention this time of year to the dividends we receive from the Permanent Fund's earnings. But do we pay much attention to how the money gets into the Permanent Fund to begin with?

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Lizzie Rosen
Experts agree: Alaska’s fish habitat management model works

By Randy Bates, Ed Fogels, Kerry Howard, Thomas E. Irwin, Bill Jeffress, Doug Vincent Lang, Bob Loeffler, Ginny Litchfield, Slim Morstad and Marty K. Rutherford

We, the signatories, are Alaska fisheries managers, scientists, regulators and former state officials. We have spent our careers working on fisheries management, science and resource management.

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Lizzie Rosen
Ballot Measure 1 Puts outside special interests ahead of Alaska's

By Christopher Morgan

Ballot Measure 1, if passed, would put outside special interest monies and interests ahead of Alaskans need for real jobs and growth. These special interest groups are composed of wealthy individuals and groups located out of state, many of whom have never been to Alaska and who would like to turn our state into one big National Park.

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Lizzie Rosen
Broad, Over-reaching Regulations Threaten Alaska

By Frank Hodnik

If you recognize that almost half the state of Alaska is already owned, controlled and regulated by the federal government and that development is already severely monitored and restricted out the wazoo, then think twice about this measure. The measure would cover over 19,000 streams and bodies of water in Alaska. This isn't just about the Kenai, Naknek, Russian River etc.

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Lizzie Rosen
Ballot Measure 1 will greatly affect the economy and growth of Alaska

By John H. Lamont

If “Stand for Salmon” is passed by the Alaskan voters I might as well (with all the other indigenous and other races of Alaskans) leave my home state to the Green Environmentalists (with powerful wealthy donors) that live in the contiguous 48 states to be the voice and make decisions for Alaska! I do not support “Stand for Salmon” it will greatly affect the economy and growth of Alaska.

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Lizzie Rosen
SUPPORTING STAND FOR ALASKA: VOTING “NO” ON THE SALMON BALLOT INITIATIVE

RESOLUTION 2018 - 02

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Inc supports the Stand for Alaska group and its assertion that community and natural resource projects and activities in Alaska can be and are done responsibly; with a strong focus on protecting the environment, cultural activities and protecting fish and wildlife; while providing good-paying jobs, quality of life, and opportunities for people to remain in their communities;

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Lizzie Rosen
Stand for Salmon is deceptive

By Vicki Otte

Alaskans, don’t be fooled by the Stand for Salmon ballot measure. Their supporters say it’s about protecting fish habitat. It’s not. Their entire campaign is deceptive. The real consequences of Ballot Measure 1 are nothing short of devastating.

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Lizzie Rosen
Don’t Stand for Misleading and Harmful Ballot Measures

By Dave Marquez

At first, Ballot Measure 1 sounds like a great idea, and its backers probably hope you give it nothing more than a passing glance. Because when you compare what Ballot Measure 1—sometimes called Stand for Salmon—claims to do with what it actually does*, you’ll understand why this proposal is reckless and harmful to Alaska. While its intentions may be admirable, its actual effects will be costly and harmful to Alaskans and to our communities.

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Lizzie Rosen
Misguided Measure

By Dale Mathews

The new Chena Ridge Rd "restore Cripple Creek Channel" culvert is a good example of the misguided "save the fish lobby" in action.

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Lizzie Rosen
Puddles Aren't Anadromous

By Jeremy Ellis

The measure would turn every stream, down to a trickle of meltwater at the top of mountain, anadromous. It also puts the burden on proving waterbodies aren't anadromous instead of proving they are. 

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Lizzie Rosen