ALASKA! GOVERNMENT

The ALASKA GOVERNMENT is controlled by Unions and special interests in the Legislature, in the Executive and in the Courts. We are still a colony of the United States of America, controlled by the Seattle suburb of Juneau, where our capitol is maintained despite The People voting to move it in the 1970s. Many people come here for their Alaska Adventure and leave nothing of value.

Alaska Reflections on The Plague: The Contagious Disease of some Elected Officials

Alaskans in confinement due to the Corona virus may take this chance to reflect on more than day-to-day minutia of chores related to winter becoming spring, perhaps even considering the reality of Henry David Thoreau’s (1817-1862) statement that the mass of men live lives of quiet desperation.1 Another classic American author, Albert Camus (1913-1960) expanded …

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Old Time Alaska Corruption

The Failed Impeachment of Gov. Bill Sheffield (2019©donnliston.co) Governor Bill Sheffield grins as he walks back to the Capitol building in Juneau flanked by his attorneys John Conway and Philip Lacovara in 1985. (MICHAEL PENN / Anchorage Daily News) William Jefferson Sheffield was another father figure governor of Alaska. Elected in 1982, he was the …

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Alaska’s Government School Failure: What will it take to fix them?

First Published January, 2016;  A story from Gov. Dunleavy’s former Mat-Su Senate District. A new student in my Wasilla, Alaska, Adult Basic Education (ABE) class recently expressed wonder in how much he had progressed in just a few days of math study here, and, further expressing himself told of the public high school he had …

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2019 EaglExit Overview: Can Local Government be better for Us?

  (2019©donnliston.co) The yard signs and billboards are all over Eagle River and Chugiak urging area voters to consider detaching from the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). As a community we are having a discussion about the meaning of local government. Another informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 3 at the ER …

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Gov. Dunleavy: Teacher Explains Alaska’s Financial Situation

BY DONN LISTON(2019©donnliston.co)   Shameful antics by wannabe anarchists disrupted the third day of a Special Session of the Alaska Legislature called by Gov. Michael Dunleavy for Wasilla Middle School July 10. Because this was not Juneau, Wasilla Police and Alaska State Trooper security allowed a spectacle of civil disobedience to occur in the makeshift …

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Introducing EaglExit: Is Eagle River ready for a divorce?

Previously posted on Must Read Alaska: https://mustreadalaska.com/is-eagle-river-ready-for-a-divorce/ (2019©donnliston.co) By DONN LISTON While many residents of the Railbelt from Eagle River to Eklutna were enjoying a cold one in their taxed-to-the-max Municipality of Anchorage home on Friday, other locals gathered at Lion’s Park Clubhouse to talk about quality of life — learning about EaglExit possibilities without …

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Alaska’s Capital Move Efforts: O Ye, of Little Faith

Captives in Lala Land…   January 26, 2019 – Previous version published in ECHO Magazine. Once upon a time, the people of Alaska voted to move the state capital out of the backwater Southeast community of Juneau.  By a vote of 46,659 to 35,683 a 1974 voter initiative “Relocating and Constructing a New Capital” called for …

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Why Alaskans Wanted Statehood, Part 1

First published October 11, 2018, ECHO Magazine  Portrait of Secretary of State William H. Seward, officer of the United States Government. Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.), photographer. [Between 1860 and 1865]. Prints and Photographs Division. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpb-04948 As we approach statewide elections for public offices in Alaska, this might be a good …

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Working in the Alaska Legislature, 30th Session 2018

. BY DONN LISTON (2018©donnliston.co) https://reinboldforalaska.com/staff-quotes/ Donn Liston “It was with great pleasure that I accepted the honor of serving Rep. Lora Reinbold as her staff during the Alaska Legislative Session beginning January 10, 2018. She is the elected official from Eagle River I have most admired. This came at a difficult time for me. …

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Pitching in for power to Hope Willow Ranch

BY DONN LISTON (2019©donnliston.co) May 20, 2018 Must Read Alaska: http://mustreadalaska.com/pitching-power-hope-willow-ranch/ CONGRESSMAN YOUNG TO ATTEND SATURDAY FUNDRAISER BY DONN LISTON SPECIAL TO MUST READ ALASKA A dream for many who have developmental disabilities is to do things most people take for granted. Too often they’re parked in “assisted living” venues to mark their days on a calendar. …

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