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PAST Legislative Hopes

Elections Have Consequences Reflections In December of 2021 on what we hoped might be possible after the election. The Alaska Legislature in recent years has become a spectacle. We have voted for people who we thought understood what Alaskans want: Safety and Security, Limited and efficient State Govern-ment, Protection of the Permanent Fund with use …

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Food for Thought for Alaskans

Alaska’s Food Security Options  (2020©donnliston.co)   Alaskans have come to take a lot of things for granted because of innovation and initiative for food security in this state. We may live in the Arctic Climate Zone but our ability to create local food sources and access food from other places has evolved. By understanding the …

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Who is Making a Difference?

 Realities of Alaska Food Security (2020©donnliston.co)   Familywith food on the table have many problems. Familywith no food on the table have one problem.                                                                                                                         …

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Pandemic Business Survivor

  The Wonder of Small Engines   John Trescott cleans up his workbench at Eagle River Small Engine Repair. (2020©donnliston.co) Small engines can do big jobs, but when they don’t work they are infuriating. Because they power many kinds of tools and toys, when we want them to work we want them to work. For …

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Alaska’s Economic Sweet Spot

  The Mat-Su Valley   State Economist, Neil Fried recently explained the impact of theChina Virus Pandemic to a Mat-Su audience. (2020©donnliston.co)   The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced on October 16 that September jobs in our state are down 11.0 percent from last September; a loss of some 37,600 jobs. A …

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We Don’t have to be Victims:

The Long View of Crime in Alaska (2020©donnliston.co)     During the 1970s construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline we saw our state transformed by crime; as also happened in previous fur and gold rushes. It happened simultaneous to the influx of people flooding here to build that engineering marvel, while some others arrived for diabolical …

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Sen. Shelley Hughes Speaks Out (2020 Interview)

Who does the Alaska Legislature Really Represent? The Alaska Economy is staggering like a weakened 11th round boxer, from a half-year Coronavirus Pandemic bout, but the Alaska Legislature made no attempt in Juneau to stop the move of $4 Billion from the Permanent Fund Earning Reserve Account (ERA) to the untouchable principal of the fund …

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Pandemic Reality: Meat is Essential! How Can Alaska Gain Food Security?

    Alaskans know when calamity strikes we can expect to see responding events happen fast.The November 2018 earthquake was such a wake up call–and now the pandemic of2020 has further driven the fact home–we in Alaska are not food secure.  Some individuals may be food secure–due to special efforts–but an estimated $3 Billion worth …

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Alaska’s economy down from China Virus: Who Can Afford to Live in Alaska?

This large book was given to every Alaska Legislator during the 30thSession in 2018 by Gov. Bill Walker, who personally inscribed amessage of hope through partnering with Communist China forresource development.  Alaska has always had a tenuous economy, buffeted by winds of boom and bust. Most economic winds are generated by capacity for natural resource …

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