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Get out and Vote!

The 2022 General Election is around the corner, and it’s more important than ever for rural Alaskans to make their voices heard and get out and vote. In the race for U.S. Senate, I’m ranking […]

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Vote Yes for a Constitutional Convention

As an Alaska Native woman, I’m voting yes on Ballot Measure 1 for a Constitutional Convention on November 8th for two main reasons. First, I believe we can have better representation from Alaska Natives and […]

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Deaths in prisons ought to be rare

A letter to Governor Dunleavy from the ACLU of Alaska demanding answers to deaths in DOC custody. Dear Governor Dunleavy, The ACLU of Alaska writes to you with grave concerns over the fact that 15 […]

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Qiayugturngatleq

I wonder how it is that our body knows when someone is going to pass? How is it our spirit knows when there is a calamity approaching? It was the week of in-service, I could […]

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Support for a drug-sniffing dog for Bethel

Bethel Friends of Canines fully supports the City of Bethel Police Department’s future K-9 Program. We are an animal rescue organization that works closely with the City of Bethel Police Department to manage animal control […]

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Childhood vaccinations

When I first worked as a YKHC health aide in 1989, I worked with two ladies who were elder health aides. They really taught me and the other health aides a lot. They showed us […]

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Love never fails

Kenkuraulluta atak unuamek piniartukut I remember going to school in Nunapitchuk in the late 80’s. We used to have Elders come in and talk to us every Wednesday morning. Something that I really think should […]

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Protect subsistence salmon

As a former member of the Alaska Board of Fisheries and the North Pacific Management Council, I am concerned about the salmon interceptions. And the Donlin Gold Mine – that will destroy what is left […]

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Let’s revisit this issue

Our elders do remember the days when mind altering drugs were not a part of life. Survival was the focus in every part of the lives of the people. Respect was a way of life […]

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In Honor of Independence Day

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today shared the following Fourth of July message with Alaskans: As we celebrate Independence Day—whether that’s cheering on the Mount Marathon runners, watching one of Alaska’s many Fourth of July […]

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Please help us get our children back

We have children and have fought OCS here in Anchorage, we did everything they asked and more. OCS kept closing every avenue to get our children to native Foster parents in the Bethel Region, they […]

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Tara for Alaska Campaign

Alaska, thank you. Ten weeks ago I answered the call from Alaskans and embarked on a campaign journey with an amazing team of dedicated volunteers. I stood before Alaskan voters ready to be judged on […]

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Doug Massie for Alaska

Newly retired head of Alaska State Wildlife Troopers, Doug Massie, has filed for Alaska State Senate Seat O. Senate District O was recently redrawn, and now covers a significant portion of the Northern Mat-Su Borough, […]

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Planting the seed

Suicide hurts everyone from the top of the earth to the bottom. I myself am amongst the millions that are hurting and so I write of this undesirable topic. I have heard on the news, […]

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What to do if you find “orphaned” animals

With summer upon us more people will be heading outdoors to recreate. Undoubtedly, some people will come across young animals. Alaska law prohibits the taking or holding of live animals (including birds) without a permit […]

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Natural gas well at Alpine CD1 is now cemented

ConocoPhillips is committed to the safety and well-being of our workforce and community as well as protecting our environment. We are also committed to keeping our stakeholders informed and have posted an overview video to […]

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About Alaska Seniors

Candidate for Governor Charlie Pierce has committed, that when elected he will assign the Lt. Governor to be responsible for Executive Oversight of our senior programs and issues. In that new direction, I submit our […]

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First Lady Volunteer Awards

In the past two years, Alaskans have weathered the storm of the pandemic in a multitude of ways – by devoting countless hours of overtime to care for our loved ones, shifting to virtual platforms, […]

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48 years and still waiting

I am an Alaskan native veteran. I served on active duty as a medical corpsman with the U.S. Marines from 1969-1974. When I first enquired of Sen. Frank Murkowski about this land allotment, I was […]

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Response to article

I’m writing in regards to your article on the arrest of Jon Cochrane for sexual assault in the December 29th, 2021 edition of the Delta Discovery. Why wasn’t his occupation listed? For those of us […]

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Charlie Pierce for Governor

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce has filed his Letter of Intent to run for Alaska State Governor. Mayor and now Candidate Pierce believes that the Governor and his administration must serve all Alaskans; Democrat, […]

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A Message of Reflection on MLK Day

In light of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) shared the following message: When we reflect on what matters to us as Americans—things like equality, freedom, justice—it’s hard to forget the […]

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January 6 Anniversary

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the attack at the United States Capitol: Today marks one year since the U.S. Capitol was stormed by a mob incited […]

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Christmas Greetings

I love the Christmas season in Alaska. Every year, our busy family always finds our way home to celebrate together. I am grateful for their love and also for your support as we work to […]

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Parking Garage Update

Please plan accordingly before coming to the airport if you need parking. Currently ANC’s parking garage, long term parking lot, and the Park and Fly lot are full. The North Terminal lot is approximately half […]

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Snow has Arrived – Have Fun

Snow has arrived in Alaska. And, with this volume of snow, you now have an opportunity to conduct some fun experiments with snow, make frozen bubbles and make a delicious treat. SOME WAYS TO EXPERIMENT […]

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World Kindness Day

On Saturday, November 13, people around the world will celebrate World Kindness Day. World Kindness Day was founded in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement (WKM) with the pledge to “join together to build a […]

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Immunize when you winterize: An annual flu shot plus the COVID-19 vaccine protects Alaskans and our health care system, too

This year’s early snowfall was a reminder that winter is on its way. Alaskans are moving fast to put on snow tires and dig out ice scrapers. Cobwebs and goblins are popping up in stores […]

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Remembering Senate President Clem Tillion

Alaska Senate President Peter Micciche released the following statement today after learning of the passing of former Alaska Senate President Clem Tillion. Clem Tillion dedicated his life to public service. A WWII Veteran, Clem served […]

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Facts Matter

It’s October, yes, the pandemic is still with us, and at the same time, unfortunately, political optimizers are trying to rewrite history. We all are reading the articles filed under “coronavirus” which bear the dooming […]

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Rural justice changes needed

We need real cops and tribal judges. You know why? They take the repeat offenders or drunks, put them in the cell for a night and then let them go the next morning. The judges […]

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Response to letter

I am writing in agreement with Mr. Myers’ letter stating our rights being violated and infringed. I have heard and witnessed in my own case of such violations. The judge has a duty to protect […]

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How to Fix a Defective Budget

After two special sessions to create a smart and functional budget, one would think Alaska legislators would have used it to their advantage and created a budget that works for Alaskans. Instead, the end result […]

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To my fellow dreamers

Thank you so much for joining us for such an incredible day as Virgin Galactic flew to space – and I became an astronaut alongside our wonderful crew. I’m so glad we were able to […]

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Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day to all! We are celebrating around the state. Whether it is fireworks down in Southeast, parades up north, or just an outdoor barbeque—we are ready to come together as Alaskans and as […]

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A call on Biden to prioritize national defense

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), called on President Joe Biden to prioritize national defense and homeland security in the administration’s budget proposals. Also on Thursday, Sen. […]

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Hello out there

Just got back from escorting, so I’m quarantining again. Although I did get 1 shot (may God forgive me). I did not get the 2nd one, so every time I go my poor kids and […]

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Support for Calista Board Candidate Elsie Boudreau

I’d like to encourage Calista Shareholders to support Elsie Boudreau for the Calista Board representing Unit 3. I believe that Elsie is the ideal candidate for this region as she has demonstrated leadership with integrity […]

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Bottled Mess

Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, heroin, over-the-counter drugs, etc… you name it. The substance and alcoholism needs to come to a complete stop. With all the organizations, among friends and families, and corporations that help with the […]

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Support for COVID relief for Alaska Native Corporations

On behalf of the Azachorok Incorporated Board of Directors serving more than 520 shareholders throughout Alaska, we strongly encourage support for Covid Relief Funds going to Alaska Native Corporations. The Supreme Court is currently deliberating […]

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S. 1 would muzzle free speech

If you want to turn private life into political warfare, there’s a bill in the U.S. Senate just for you. It’s the Democrats’ 800-page election takeover, S. 1. Promoted as a voting and campaign reform […]

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Earth Day

I took this photo in 2014. It was a time in my life that didn’t feel very significant but shaped who I am today. I lived in the rural village of Bethel, Alaska that was […]

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Unlocking Alaska

Sixty-two years ago, Alaska traded its status as a territory for full statehood and a promise – the promise of a prosperous future grounded in the freedom to access and develop our common natural resources. […]

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Let’s Conquer COVID

COVID-19 does not discriminate. It doesn’t care where you live. It doesn’t care how important it is for you to gather with friends and family. For many months, the number of cases per 1,000 people […]

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Alcohol and Abuse

TRIGGER WARNING: This blog includes graphic content that some readers may find distressing. Disclaimer: The names, characters, events and incidents are fiction. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely […]

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Response to Speak Your Mind articles

I always look for your articles for advice. I don’t always have that type of advice. I’m grateful you share. Brittany Laraux Bethel, AK Vaccine Eligibility Expanded in AK! Yesterday (March 3rd, 2021), the State […]

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The YK Delta Flight School

I would like to take this opportunity, and also on behalf of the twenty four other flight school students, all from the Yukon Kuskokwim delta of 1999, to thank Mr. Francis Reich publicly, with a […]

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The effects of pain killers in our village

I am writing this letter concerning the health care given to our village. Too many people are being put on narcotics/pain killers/opioids for unnecessary ailments. These meds are distributed haphazardly. Most are then siphoned off […]

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We cannot govern by violence

In the light of the events of January 6, we are reminded that words matter, stories matter, art matters. Truth, Equity and Justice matter. Leadership is speaking truth to power, clearly and strongly setting out […]

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A Path Forward

Last week, 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 […]