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Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 threatens our communities
This initiatives threatens jobs and the economy.
Opinion: Yes on 1: Alaska’s 56-year-old salmon protections need an updated
There are several reasons why the international mining and oil industries are happy with the 56-year-old statute salmon habitat protection statute AS.16.05.871-896, known as the… Continue reading
Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 is an ounce of prevention
This is the season of pumpkins, skeletons, and frightening things in the closet. Maybe it’s why opponents of Ballot Measure 1 are using scare tactics… Continue reading
Opinion: Yes for salmon and jobs
The parade of oil, mining and timber advocates and prominent politicians who decry Ballot Measure 1, the initiative that addresses salmon-producing freshwater habitat, is impressive… Continue reading
Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 is bad for the Arctic
The future of our state is at stake.
Opinion: Stand for Extinction
Salmon were once abundant all over the world. Rivers and streams from Spain to Scandinavia were filled with them, as were Japan and Russia. North… Continue reading
Opinion: Begich’s positions belie believability
Gubernatorial hopeful Mark Begich has strived to paint his candidacy and his priorities as the solution to revive our state economy. But many of his… Continue reading
Opinion: What are we standing for?
Can a person stand for Alaska and also stand for salmon? On Nov. 6, we have the opportunity to vote on Ballot Measure 1, also… Continue reading
Analysis: How Ballot Measure 1 could affect everyday activities
This is the first of three articles the Empire looking at Ballot Measure 1’s legal language.
Analysis: How mines, dams would be permitted under Ballot Measure 1
How your vote could affect permitting for major construction.
Opinion: Alaskans will not be fooled on Ballot Measure 1
Alaskans will vote on the Stand For Salmon initiative on Nov. 6. The opposition to this measure has used trickery, deception, exaggeration and now outright… Continue reading
Analysis: Minor permits under Ballot Measure 1
Ballot Measure 1, up for a vote during the statewide election Nov. 6, provides three tracks for development projects on salmon habitat in Alaska. Some… Continue reading
West Coast fishermen back ballot measure
The largest commercial fishing trade organization on the West Coast announced Monday its support for Ballot Measure 1, which would change how the State of… Continue reading
Opinion: Vote no on Ballot Measure 1
Alaska does not have a problem with salmon habitat in its streams and rivers.
Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 hurts rural residents and rural communities
Salmon have always been and will always be a vital part of our culture, history and way of life.
Opinion: Speak for the salmon
It is our turn now to speak to future Alaskans and speak for the salmon we hope to entrust to them.
Opinion: Fish can’t vote yes on Ballot Measure 1, but you can
Vote for the fish on Nov. 6 because they can’t vote for themselves. The foundation of our ecosystem and our economy is salmon. The seafood… Continue reading
Opinion: The unintended consequences of Ballot Measure 1
Ballot Measure 1 is a solution looking for a problem.
Opinion: Salmon should define us, not divide us
Why not vote on the side of our salmon?
Alaska scientists pen letter backing salmon measure
Former scientists and fisheries managers are taking sides over Ballot Measure 1.