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Alaska can’t afford to tread water on bycatch

Alaska is a fishing state. That includes traditional subsistence harvesters, sport and personal use anglers, and commercial fishing families who drive coastal economies. The ocean and its bounty are woven into the DNA of Alaskans – we rely on it as a foundation of community and culture. Fish runs and resource abundance are a bellwether for our economic, social, and environmental health. 
Gov. Bill Walker delivers his fourth State of the State address in Juneau. Photo courtesy of the governor’s office

Walker: Alaska cannot afford to let Dunleavy kill its golden goose for political gain

Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker writes: "I fear the recent decision by the Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees to fire Executive Director Angela Rodell, abruptly and without explanation, is an example of a pivotal decision that threatens to derail progress in Alaska with wide-ranging implications for the fund and the dividend going forward."

Commentary: We are running to save Alaska

Bill Walker and Heidi Drygas announce their candidacy for governor and lieutenant governor of Alaska.
Gov. Bill Walker delivers his fourth State of the State address in Juneau. Photo courtesy of the governor’s office

Walker: The time for the Alaska Gasline is now

It is time for Alaska to get back in the LNG market and put our people and resources to work, former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker writes.

Gas line is on track to begin construction by 2020

Alaska is finally in the driver’s seat, with the gas line on track to begin construction by 2020. We have momentum now like never...
Gov. Bill Walker delivers his fourth State of the State address in Juneau. Photo courtesy of the governor’s office

Walker: Bring us together and secure a sustainable financial future for Alaska

Editor’s note: Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has written a letter to the state’s next governor elect, in which he hopes all fellow Alaskans to...
Gov. Bill Walker delivers his fourth State of the State address in Juneau. Photo courtesy of the governor’s office

Walker: Medicaid benefits Alaska in many ways

This month marks the third anniversary since I took executive action to expand Medicaid in Alaska. It opened the door to health care for...

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Police report

Courtesy of the Cordova Police Department  The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 10-10-22...
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