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The first step in recovering from any addiction is to tell the truth — admit the addiction, admit its consequences. This is something we still seem unwilling to do with our addiction to oil, particularly here in Alaska.
In a year that robbed many Alaskans of their sense of routine – their quality time together, their health, their livelihoods — AmeriCorps members were given the greatest gift, the gift to serve. 2020 was hard on our state, our country, and on the entire world. We watched as any sense of norm…
Back in December, Congress approved more than $3 million to continue and expand monitoring baseline water quality at the international borders of transboundary rivers in Southeast Alaska.
It’s good to hear that the Inter-Island Ferry Authority will be able to once again assist the Alaska Marine Highway System with service between Ketchikan and Metlakatla later this month while the AMHS vessel that usually serves the route is undergoing maintenence.
Ketchikan — as with most of Alaska — will benefit from the year-end appropriations bill passed by Alaska’s congressional delegation in concurrence with colleagues in Congress this past week.
If this were a normal year in Ketchikan, the days following Christmas would be filled with the sounds of cheering crowds, pep band music and basketballs echoing off the hardwood floor of Ketchikan High School’s Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.
On Dec. 11, I introduced a budget containing a $5 billion recovery package to get Alaska back on its feet. There is no doubt we are facing a once-in-a-generation challenge. With 40,000 Alaskans on unemployment and 90,000 having received assistance this year, we are in unprecedented territory…
Alaska’s economy has been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. While a full recovery to pre-pandemic levels will take time, there is reason for hope. As we look to Alaska’s future and work to make it the best possible, we can look back and reflect on past accomplishments, which ar…
I’m confident I speak for Alaskans everywhere when I say that our hearts go out to the people of Southeast Alaska. In past weeks, torrential rain and winds approaching hurricane speeds have caused widespread damage up and down the Panhandle.
It was a pleasure to open a recent email from the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce and find a festive batch of announcements that included a bright red notice of particular interest.
The Gulf of Alaska is the site of a critical military training area where the U.S. Navy has trained safely and effectively for more than 30 years alongside our partner military services, particularly during the biennial training exercise known as Northern Edge.