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9-26-2020 Tongass Freed From Restrictive Roadless Rule

Colleagues: The recent full exemption of the Tongass from the roadless rule is a positive event in these trying times.  Towns and villages in Southeast existed long before the Tongass was designated as a national forest.  The ability of our people to build futures for their families is a fundamental priority, which can be balanced with environmental concerns; the roadless exemption provides for this balance.  The people of Southeast Alaska are benefitting from this action by a thoughtful administration. Sincerely yours, Don Habeger Executive Director First Things First Alaska [...]

9-16-20 April – September Alaskanomics Reports

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 July jobs down 11.2 percent from last July Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development August 21, 2020 No. 20-30 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s July job count was down 11.2 percent from last July, a loss of 39,900 jobs. The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 11.6 percent from 12.4 percent in June. The comparable U.S rate decreased from 11.1 percent to 10.2 percent. COVID-19 continued to disrupt Alaska’s economy. The largest job losses were in Anchorage, but the Southeast, Gulf Coast and Northern regions [...]

By |2020-09-24T10:31:39-09:00September 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

9-10-2020 TODAY IS THE 51ST ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1969 PRUDHOE BAY LEASE SALE

From the state archives (featuring Lieutenant Governor (Secretary of State) Robert W. (Bob) Ward at the microphone. Note correction and personal note below.  More historical links). Collection Name AMRC. Ward Wells Collection Identifier AMRC-wws-4794-6 Title State of Alaska 23rd oil and gas lease sale. Description Title taken from sign in photograph. View of 23rd oil and gas lease sale for Alaska inside Sydney Laurence Auditorium in Anchorage, Alaska, with map of North Slope area in Alaska on sign in background. Alaska Governor Keith Miller holds microphone, while Alaska Department of [...]

9-7-2020 Alaska Cannot Renege On Legislative Promises

Dunleavy Administration Responds to Supreme Court Ruling on Oil and Gas Tax Credit Bonds September 4, 2020 (Anchorage) - Today the Alaska Supreme Court, in Forrer v. State of Alaska, struck down legislation enacted under the previous Walker administration in 2018 that authorized the issuance of “subject-to-appropriation” bonds to pay outstanding cashable oil and gas tax credits.  According to the Department of Revenue, there is $743 million in outstanding tax credits that were eligible to participate in the tax credit bonding program. The tax credit program ended in 2017. With the collapse of [...]

9-1-2020 George Soros & Son: Major Threat to Capitalism?

The Nazis, Soviets, Venezuelans, Sandanistas, Cubans, and Pol Pot leaders all referred to their governments as "socialist".  Alaska's democrats in 2016 voted to elect a socialist president.  We believe a growing segment of America's younger generation is unaware of how socialist propaganda and unrealistic promises lead to inevitable misery and eventual collapse of socialist societies.  The death of the United States as we have known it is within the grasp of her enemies, both without and within.  Only a herculean effort, equal to the commitment, sacrifice, and endurance [...]

8-1-20 First Things First Alaska Foundation Identifies Importance of Mining to Alaska

Dear Alaskan: The economic benefits of mining are integral to the quality of life in Alaska.  In a May 2018 report on the mining's industry's impacts in Southeast Alaska alone, t was reported to be responsible for 1,600 direct and indirect jobs, $121,000,000 in direct and indirect wages, $3,800,000 paid to local governments through property and sales taxes, and $246,000 in contributions to about 120 nonprofit organizations. This economic impact is vital to the wellbeing of our communities. The statement above is taken from a letter to the DOWA [...]

7-21-20 Many Media Sources Reveal Soros Strategy To Clone Soros Attorneys General

Web search results   George Soros' quiet overhaul of the US justice system - Politico www.politico.com › story › 2016/08 › george-soros-cri... Aug 30, 2016 - Soros has spent on district attorney campaigns in Florida, Illinois, ... attorney general with improperly providing information to defendants.   The Ongoing Attempt to Buy the Criminal Justice System ... www.laadda.com › the-ongoing-attempt-to-buy-the-cri... Now, as DA Weir notes, Soros has seized on District Attorney races to bypass ... from him in the general election) fired 37 veteran prosecutors in pursuit of her ...   Attorney General Barr calls out Soros funded district attorneys ... www.lawenforcementtoday.com › [...]

7-16-20 Regulatory Reform Benefits Natural Resource Jobs & Economy

Governor Dunleavy Thanks Trump Administration for Rolling Back Job-Killing Regulations Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy Thursday, July 16, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy delivered remarks alongside President Trump and Vice President Pence in support of the federal government’s rollback of job-killing regulations. The White House press conference coincided with the Trump administration’s recently announced modernization of the infrastructure project review process. “Over the past 40 years, these regulations have strangled the American dream for so many Alaskans,” said Governor Mike Dunleavy. “These long-awaited reforms are a [...]

A Plea For CoronaVirus Legal Protection – Roger Jenkins Passes

A Plea For Federal Lawsuit Protection Among others, restaurants will never be the same —if they fully recover at all. Distancing is impossible for chefs and others. Wiping down everything thoroughly and consistently after every guest is impossible. Masks are uniformly worn by employees? Forget it. Consistent enforcement of bureaucratic rules for every bar and Restaurant will make customer service wait staff into Gestapo agents. There may only be one fighting chance -- right now -- for Congress/POTUS to enact medical lawsuit restrictions and ironclad protection to businesses and [...]

By |2020-07-08T13:17:36-09:00July 8th, 2020|Commentary|0 Comments

7-4-20 Independence Day Garage Sale

We have a plethora of useful items.  VERY COMPETITIVE PRICES!!!! This Garage Sale web page will be live the life of the sale, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., SATURDAY, July 4, 2020 ADDRESS: 4021 Kingston, Anchorage HOUSEHOLD: Lamps, Executive Office Chair, Great Framed Prints, Books, CDs, Winter Clothing, Electronic, Office Supplies, shelves, and so much more! OUTDOORS: "Electric snow shovel", pressure washer, etc. TOOLS & CONTRACTING: Tile laying equipment, big galvanized eye bolts, tools, galvanized bolts and nails, etc. [...]

By |2020-07-03T21:16:36-09:00July 3rd, 2020|Family, Personal|0 Comments

6-29-20 Letter to the “Father Of The Ill-Begotten Fair Share Oil Tax Proposal”

(A letter from an unemployed oil industry employee to Robin Brena, the lawyer who created a voters initiative to increase oil industry taxes.  The letter was printed by the Alaska Support Industry Alliance.) Dear Mr. Brena: I just lost my job on the Slope, and don’t know when or if I’ll get back on. I used to feel lucky that I survived the support industry layoffs that happened from 2015-2018, when more than 6,000 Alaskans lost their jobs.  I don’t feel so lucky anymore.   Because of what’s happening with [...]