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I could write a considerable amount about the recent failed attempt to sell the city’s electric utility to Homer Electric Association – both pro and con – but I won’t. I will be sticking to one topic: executive sessions by public bodies and how they impact the public’s business.

A uniquely Alaskan event – the distribution of the annual Permanent Fund Dividend – is coming up on Sept. 20 and I’m pleased to announce that it will be the largest in state history.

Earlier this year, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy introduced legislation (SB 179/HB 301) that would require the Railbelt utilities to meet Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in their electric generation. Today, approximately 85 percent of the state’s electricity is produced with natural gas.

Tuesday night, I announced that coronavirus vaccines are now available to any Alaskan who wants one.

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March 24, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the day Exxon Valdez fetched up on Bligh Reef and spilled almost 11 million gallons of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska. Like most Alaskans and Americans, the disaster shocked and angered me. The massive harm to the marine ecosystems of Prince William Sound, deaths of thousands of seabirds, marine mammals and other wildlife, devastation of fisheries I knew Alaskan fishermen and families depended upon, and the failures of multiple organizations and individuals to prevent such an event was a gut wrenching, transformative experience. Three decades on, the only real good to come from the spill were hard-learned lessons that improved how marine oil transportation is conducted and regulated in Alaska and globally.

The City Council unanimously approved an agreement with the Seward Public Employees Association (SPEA) on Monday night, concluding a process that began in the last months of 2017. The city and the union are both to be congratulated on producing an agreement about which all parties seem enthu…

Many would say things have already gone too far with the differences between the city administration and some members of the City Council. It’s a complex issue with many different opinions out there about the topic. This past week the council, as an elected public body responsible for carryi…

Some of you may remember my neighbor's illegal open burn of garbage-filled derelict vehicles and structures that drove my family from our home and temporarily closed my boarding kennel on Nash Road back in 2001. After the embers cooled, I set out to understand how this had happened and have …

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