Month: February 2010

Interview: Gary Holthaus, Island Institute humanist-in-residence

The Island Institute’s humanist-in-residence, Gary Holthaus, has been in Sitka for the last two months conducting interviews with residents on the subject of sustainability. He wanted to know what the long-term prospects are for Sitka. Holthaus eventually will be drafting a report based on the more than 70 interviews he conducted. He spoke with Raven News about some of the things he learned in his conversations. Included in almost every interview was a simple question: How did you get to Sitka?

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Senate field hearing on Sealaska, Murkowski visit, not likely

A spokesman for Sen. Lisa Murkowski says there’s not much chance the senator herself will make it to Southeast Alaska in the near future to hear public testimony on a controversial land selection bill. And the chance of an official field hearing in the next few weeks is equally as slim.

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Commentary: End the "experiment' with public pensions

In 2005 the state legislature ended "defined benefit" pensions for public employees, and replaced them with "defined contribution" plans based in stocks. With the crash in the market, many public employees now have little in the way of retirement savings, and by state law, are also excluded from Social Security. Commentary writer Ginny Blackson would like legislators to bring this unfair "experiment" to an end.

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Assembly asks senators to hold local Sealaska hearings

Senate Bill 881 would transfer of about 80,000 acres of Tongass National Forest to Sealaska, the regional Native corporation in Southeast Alaska. The land comes from areas outside original boundaries established in 1971. The Assembly passed a resolution last night urging U.S. senators, including the two from Alaska, to come to Sitka and listen to opinions on the bill. As Ed Ronco reports, the Assembly’s request went through significant changes.

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Sealaska to select False Island, Rodman Bay, among others

With no proposed timber selections around Sitka, more concern about Senate Bill 881 has been focused on the so-called “Native Futures” sites that have been appended to the Sealaska lands selection legislation. These smaller commercial, cultural, and sacred site selections have not received much attention so far in Senate hearings.

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