Posted inElections

Democratic hopeful and Alaska Native Mary Peltola wins special election for U.S. House

The results do still have to be cer­ti­fied, but things look sol­id for Pel­to­la. She appears des­tined to become the first fed­er­al offi­cial in Alas­ka to be elect­ed under the state’s new ranked choice vot­ing sys­tem, which allows vot­ers to rank can­di­dates in the order they pre­fer rather than vot­ing for just one candidate. 

Posted inPolicy Topics

“For the benefit and enjoyment of all of the people”: Denali-inspired reflections on the necessity of conservation’s future in Alaska

Nation­al parks, once derid­ed by inter­ests bent on resource extrac­tion, have been a huge bless­ing for Alas­ka, sup­port­ing a robust tourism sec­tor and ensur­ing that wild places like Denali remain as unspoiled and breath­tak­ing as they were in bygone eras. Yet more areas of The Last Fron­tier still await pro­tec­tion from development.