Adjusting to voting in municipal and state elections during a pandemic is challenging. Having to balance our personal and communal health while trying to be politically engaged is a task in of itself. What this pandemic has really highlighted is how crises compound each other. The climate, h…

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska has faced its share of monumental challenges. The testing of all incoming travelers, providing relief for devastated tourism businesses, creating a new unemployment program from scratch. Yet none compared to the challenge of protecting our critical se…

$2,847,950 to 174 Fairbanks businesses and non-profit organizations. $5,515,678 to Fairbanks medical facilities. Nearly $1million to Fairbanks individuals and families in the city. I’m very pleased that, since the launch of the city CARES Act Relief program, this is what we have already dist…

Recently, our administration presented Alaska’s Legislature with a plan to extend hundreds of millions of dollars to hurting small businesses currently ineligible for AK CARES grants. Those impacted by this expansion of eligibility include small businesses that previously received federal ai…

The Resource Center for Parents and Children was founded in 1973 by a small group of concerned Fairbanks citizens who met as the Fairbanks Child Protection Task Force to discuss the problem of child abuse and neglect in the Fairbanks community. Since then, the agency has grown in both size a…

The state of Alaska recently filed suit to restrain the federal government from closing federal lands in the Nelchina Basin to caribou and moose hunting by nonfederally qualified hunters. This action unnecessarily restricts hunting opportunity for many Alaskans who traditionally use this are…

I am running for state Senate in District B, a diffuse district that includes areas in North Pole, Farmers Loop, Goldstream and Ester. I am running for office because I refuse to stand by while our state hurtles headlong toward social and economic ruin. As a lifelong Alaskan and small busine…

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