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Commentary: Stable hatchery production supports harvesters

Together, Alaska’s salmon fisheries are a model for those in the Lower 48, write Steve Reifenstuhl, Casey Campbell, Mike Wells, Tina Fairbanks, Eric Prestegard, Dean Day, David Landis and Bart Watson.
"The Wealth of the Nation" by Seymour Fogel. Image courtesy of Voice of America

Commentary: Unite in support of organized labor

Labor unions should be a natural fit for conservatives as well as those on the left, writes Todd Peplow.

Commentary: NVE, city assess Cordova’s healthcare needs

"In the coming weeks and months, NVE and the Cordova Community Medical Center Health Board will be developing an assessment team to look at health care options for Cordova, including the feasibility of operating the hospital," writes Native Village of Eyak Tribal Council Chairman Darrel Olsen.
The Alaska state flag flies aboard the M/V Aurora. (Sept. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Commentary: Public input drives political action

Residents have a duty to educate legislators about the needs of local schools, writes Association of Alaska School Boards Executive Director Norm Wooten.
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Commentary: CR/PWSMA opposes oil and gas exploration in Gulf of Alaska

Proposed offshore drilling would interfere with fishing and with oil spill response activities, writes Christa Hoover.
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Commentary: Special session needs to fix Permanent Fund

Politicians have made a habit of holding Permanent Fund dividends hostage from the public, write Clem Tillion and Rick Halford.

Commentary Support the Young Fishermen’s Development Act

In short, young fishermen need to know how to catch fish, but they also need to know how to manage a business, stay up to date on ever evolving regulations, and of equal importance, they must learn how to become effective advocates for the ocean, healthy fisheries and their own sustainable fishing business.

Commentary: Majority of Alaska small businesses lack disaster plan

One in four businesses won't reopen after a major disaster, writes Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Businesses Administration.

Commentary: Heat-stressed salmon are Alaska’s climate stress canary

Salmon are under critical threat from climate change, writes Marine Stewardship Council Regional Fisheries Director Kate Troll.
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Commentary: Rein in state spending gradually

Alaska has gotten off track under the present state administration, writes economist Robert R. Richards.

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