If you believe this location is not the right place to have a liquor store or you have had a bad experience with the store, letters of complaint should be sent to the address listed below. Reminder: the letters should be received before April 3, 2018!
Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
550 W 7th AVE, STE 1600
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-0350
Public schools are more important than oil industry profits
All six of my children attend public school here in Alaska. The classrooms are overcrowded and understaffed. The teachers in our public schools are required to use money out of their personal paychecks to buy supplies for their classroom. This is especially troubling when Alaska’s biggest oil producers are making hundreds of millions of dollars in annual profits from our oil fields. We have a responsibility to our children and to our educators who are dedicating their lives to the next generation of Alaskans.
It is not enough to simply be a supporter of education, we have to fight to fund education through raising taxes on the oil industry. As your Congressman, I will use the full power of my office to fight for more federal and state revenue for our public schools. When elected I will be a firm supporter of raising taxes on the oil industry to provide for increased funding for Pre-K to 12 education.
NOW is the time…
…to stand together for the truth because that is what our country needs. We can win this election by having the courage to talk about the solutions to problems like our overcrowded and underfunded public schools. Help us win and stand up for Public Education.
SB173 not a good Alaskan neighbor bill
We urge you to call your legislators about Senate Bill 173 regarding pesticides and utility poles. We operate Oceanside Farms in Homer, growing food without synthetic “-cides”. We take use of poisons seriously. SB173 was designed to financially protect Alaska utilities by releasing them and pole manufacturers/applicators (?) from liability regarding Pentachlorophenol wood preservatives used on poles.
“Penta” (and its contaminants, dioxin, furans, hexochlorobenzene) are known carcinogens; restricted “Persistent Organic Pollutants” under the Stockholm Convention/UN; banned in 26 countries – including Canada. The US is the largest producer and user of Penta. US-EPA restricts it to utility poles and railroad ties! Though not in SB173, ADEC says it will eventually provide “best practice guidance” (no teeth.)
Though rare, Vermont has documented contaminations of drinking water and soils (including pole storage sites). Many Alaskan utilities have been choosing and buying Penta treated poles. U.S. Fish & Wildlife found “concerning levels” in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. State regulators notified HEA (pole owners) to do some clean up, inspiring SB173. As HEA ratepayers, we want costs kept down and lawsuits avoided, but we also expect our “cooperative” to be held accountable. Preserve the right to collect costs and damages if Penta leaches into your family’s well, or community groundwater, or if someone develops cancer from chemicals a utility chose to expose them to.
If SB173 becomes law, Alaska utilities are off the hook! Landowners are 100% responsible? Maybe one could litigate ADEC for cleanup and mitigation (good luck with that). No one wants responsibility. Maybe (gasp!), it’s time to outlaw Penta and insist on safer alternatives!?! Know that SB173 not a good Alaskan neighbor bill. What are Penta’s impacts on marine ecosystems or salmon? Legislators are not waiting for the results of the current KNWR/DOT study. People over poisons, please.
Donna Rae Faulkner and Don “Iceman” McNamara
Help us stop the Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic is a national disaster that is destroying our communities across the Nation. My wife Melissa is a family medicine physician and sees the effects of this disaster every day she goes to work. It is clear that the majority of our community members suffering with opioid addiction want help. With proper support, these individuals are able to successfully overcome behaviors that threaten their lives and the safety of our community.
In Congress, I will work on legislation to fund programs that prevent opioid misuse, prevent overdose deaths, provide addiction treatment and support recovery maintenance.
This legislation will:
•fund prompt access to detox services, which then bridge directly and efficiently to treatment programs that partner with healthcare providers
•provide resources to enable providers to apply up to date guidelines to curb opioid misuse through safe prescribing practices
•provide resources to communities to prevent and treat overdose
•support long-term remission and reintegration into the workforce
Addressing the epidemic throughout this spectrum of need will allow those affected by opioid addiction to get back to raising their families, pursuing education and employment. With decisive federal action, our community will see fewer deaths, reduced child welfare agency burden, decreased incarceration, and a more robust workforce. In Congress, I will work to bring priority federal funding and federal government assistance to this epidemic so we can respond to this crisis with the urgency it deserves.
NOW is the time…
…to stand together for the truth because that is what our country needs. We can win this election by having the courage to talk about the solutions to problems like the Opioid Epidemic.