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.

Dan Sullivan’s WikiLeaks Problem

By: Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:25 pm

One of the benefits to having a large archive of US dirty deeds such as the one over at Wikileaks is the ability to see the unauthorized background of rising political stars. Take Dan Sullivan, Republican candidate for the US Senate from Alaska.

Prior to his candidacy for US Senate, Sullivan was in the Bush White House (43) as well as the US State Department. Sullivan’s chief political patron was Condoleeza Rice.

Poll Finds Alaska Legalization Initiative Holds Very Narrow Lead

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 4:55 pm

The battle for marijuana legalization in Alaska could be close this November. In their first poll using actual language from the measure that will appear on the ballot, Public Policy Polling found only a narrow plurality of voters back the initiative.

How Marijuana Legalization Could End up Saving Democratic Control of the Senate

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 1:02 pm

Thanks to a strange series of coincidences marijuana legalization could now be what helps Democrats narrowly maintain control of the Senate — even though not one Senate Democrat is willing to publicly support this popular change yet.

Alaska Marijuana Legalization Initiative Moved to November Ballot

By: Monday April 21, 2014 3:35 pm

The people of Alaska will be voting on whether or not to legalize marijuana this November instead of this August as originally planned. The Alaska Division of Elections confirmed the initiative has been moved to the November 4th general election.

“Russia With Love”: Alaska Gas Scandal Is Out-of-Country, Not Out-of-State

By: Friday April 18, 2014 4:57 pm

A legal controversy — critics would say scandal — has erupted in Alaska’s statehouse over the future of its natural gas bounty.

It’s not so much an issue of the gas itself, but who gets to decide how it gets to market and where he or she resides.

The question of who owns Alaska’s natural gas and where they’re from.

Alaska Pot Legalization Campaign Will Donate to Opponents if They Can Prove Alcohol Is Less Harmful Than Pot

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 11:05 am

This “marijuana is safer” message proved to be very effective in Colorado during their 2012 legalization campaign and it should be a big focus in Alaska this year as well.

The Unusual Way This 4/20 Will Shape the Future of Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday April 16, 2014 2:20 pm

This April 20th will have a real impact on the future of marijuana legalization in the United States, and it has nothing to do with the pro-pot celebration taking place that day.

Marijuana Legalization On Track to Narrow Victory in Alaska

By: Thursday March 27, 2014 4:10 pm

It is likely that Alaska will legalize marijuana this summer. According to a new poll from the Alaska House Majority Caucus, a slim majority of voters support the legalization initiative that will be on the August 19th primary ballot.

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