Voices of the Peninsula: A tale of 4 rankings

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If I can’t have my first choice, I’d at least like input on my second, or even third choice. ICYMI: Read this on the Peninsula Clarion ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …” If we didn’t know any better, we might assume this quote is a caption from an Instagram influencer’s latest photo about …

Why Ballot Measure Two offers a better path for rural Alaska

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ICYMI: Read this in The Skagway News This Nov. 3, we urge rural Alaskans to vote yes on Ballot Measure Two.  Our current election system of closed primaries and uncompetitive general elections does a disservice to rural Alaskans. Ballot Measure Two offers a better path forward. First, we’ve seen increased polarization and gridlock in Juneau in recent years, driven in …

Opinion: Elections Should be free, fair and open

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ICYMI: Read this on the Juneau Empire By Bruce Botelho Ballot Measure 2 is about ending the influence of dark money, opening primary elections to all qualified voters and allowing voters in the general election to rank the candidates for each office according to their preference. These nonpartisan reforms have been tested in other states and resulted in increased voter …

Have You Heard What They’re Saying In Fairbanks About Ballot Measure 2?

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The Yes on 2 for Better Elections campaign hosted a virtual meet and greet with Ballot Measure 2 supporters from the Fairbanks area. Regional leaders shared why they believe better government starts with better elections and why they’re voting Yes on Ballot Measure 2. Watch the webinar. Karl Kassel | Former Fairbanks North Slope Borough Mayor; Yes on 2 Steering Committee member “Ballot Measure 2 is …

10 Things I Hate About 2

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ICYMI: Read this on ADN 1. I hate the way our system works, with artificially concentrated power. 2. I hate the gridlock and partisan divide that leaves no room in which to agree. 3. I hate how political debates are supposed to be multiple ideas on getting to good policy, but it’s clearly one party blatantly lying and wasting hour …

Letter to the Editor

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Yes on Measures 1 and 2 John D. Callahan Fairbanks ICYMI: Read this on the Fairbanks Daily News Miner To the editor: The oil companies are now using the similar ads as they did six years ago to act against the residents of Alaska who are asking once again by Ballot Measure 1 to get Alaska’s fair share of the oil …