Huge Election for Marijuana Legalization with Three Major Victories at Ballot Box

By: Wednesday November 5, 2014 10:46 am

This year was the best election season for marijuana legalization so far. Even though 2014 was a low turnout midterm election that favored Republicans, marijuana legalization won in every major jurisdiction where it was on the ballot.

 

Alaska Becomes Fourth State to Vote for Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday November 5, 2014 7:34 am

Marijuana legalization is coming to Alaska. On Tuesday the voters of Alaska narrowly approved Measure 2. With 96.8 percent of precincts reporting the measure is at 52.1 percent yes to 47.9 percent no.

Millions of Americans Have a Chance to Vote on Marijuana Reform Today

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 9:10 am

Today, millions of Americans across a dozen states will have a chance to vote on marijuana reform at either the state or local level. The four biggest marijuana reform measures are on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska, Washington, D.C. and Florida. If you want to make your voice heard on the issue, this is your chance.

New York Times Endorses All Three Marijuana Legalization Initiatives

By: Monday October 6, 2014 8:17 am

We will have to see if the New York Time has much impact on the West Coast but as a D.C. resident it is a refreshing counterpoint to the Washington Post’s error-filled and logically inconsistent editorial against the D.C. initiative.

Alaska Election Update: Gov. Parnell Falls Behind and Don Young Wonders About “Ocean Assification”

By: Friday October 3, 2014 6:20 pm

So much money is being spent on radio and television political ads in Alaska, especially in the U.S. Senate race, that some TV programs are starting five minutes behind, so the stations can rake in as much dough as possible. Both Sen. Mark Begich, and his GOP opponent, former Alaska Attorney General and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan, are right around the $10,000,000.00 mark.* But PAC’s and SuperPAC’s are spending millions more on this important race. This spending level is entirely unprecedented in Alaska – for any race.

The Four Big Marijuana Elections This November

By: Thursday October 2, 2014 1:22 pm

This November over 14 million American voters will have a chance to directly weigh in on the issue of marijuana reform. Alaska, Oregon, Florida, and the District of Columbia all have hugely significant marijuana measures on the ballot.

Alaskans Turn Against Both Parties as Local Democrats Embrace an Independent Candidate

By: Saturday September 13, 2014 12:00 pm

The number of Alaskans who identify with either major party has reached a new low. From Gallup: Alaska: Self-Reported Party Identification This is particularly interesting in light of the fact that recently Democrats in the state abandoned their own bid for governor to instead back an independent Bill Walker. That move turned what should of [...]

How Bad Election Rules Gave Us a Weird Fusion Ticket in Alaska Governor’s Race

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 3:20 pm

The biggest political news of the day comes from the Alaska. There the Independent candidate for governor, Bill Walker, and the Democratic candidate, Byron Mallott, decided to merge their campaign to give them the best chance of beating Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell. Walker will run for governor with Mallot as his running mate.

The Upcoming Alaska Primary

By: Friday August 15, 2014 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, Alaskan super voters will go to the polls to decide a few important contests. The two most important for the future of the state are the GOP three-way contest to oppose Sen. (D) Mark Begich’s US Senate seat in November, and a voters’ referendum on Alaska’s tax structure for the oil industry.

Unprecedented amounts of money are pouring into our state, which, after decades of GOP and Democratic Party neo-Liberal governance, may be about to enter a huge economic and financial tailspin.

Your Mother Needs You! Bristol Bay, Alaska

By: Sunday July 27, 2014 8:03 am

Alaska’s Bristol Bay contains “an extraordinary ecosystem that supports an ancient fishing culture and economic powerhouse.” That extraordinary ecosystem is atop the Pebble deposit which “holds copper, gold and molybdenum . . . valued at an estimated $300 billion a few years ago.” And, as you no doubt suspected, there’s an outfit—Pebble Partnership, which owns mineral rights to the Pebble deposit—chomping at the bit to begin extraction in the Pebble deposit that lies beneath the pristine Bristol Bay.

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