Tag Archives: Sean Parnell

Sitka backs oil tax repeal

Sitkans vote in the August 19, 2014 Primary Election (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Ballot Measure 1 may be failing statewide, but in Sitka and the rest of central Southeast Alaska, it was a clear winner on Tuesday. Seventy-five percent of Sitka voters backed the measure, with 1315 “yes” votes to just 448 “no” votes.

Walker: Replacing party politics with ownership

Independent candidate for governor Bill Walker doesn't aspire to a lengthy political career.Bill Walker’s last visit to Sitka was in October. The Fairbanks independent has refined his message following the legislative session. The state’s $2-billion operating deficit has his attention, as do other issues. He stopped by KCAW last week to cover some of his talking points.

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Gov. Sean Parnell talks about Southeast issues during the Southeast Conference's Mid-Session Summit Jan. 12, 2014. He wants the gas line's benefits to be shared with coastal communities. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Gov. Sean Parnell wants to get natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. He says a gas line and LNG plant could benefit more than the Railbelt.

Sitkans speak out against HB77

About forty people turned out for a meeting organized by the Sitka Conservation Society to discuss HB77, a controversial permitting bill before the Alaska legislature. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)About 40 people turned out in Sitka last week to discuss House Bill 77. The bill is part of an effort by the Parnell Administration to streamline the process for permitting projects on state land. But some Sitkans are joining a chorus of critics who say the bill goes too far, and would curtail public participation in natural resource decisions.

Democratic candidate Mallott visits Sitka

Democratic candidate for Governor Byron Mallott called Sitka his "second home" on a campaign stop at the ANB Hall on December 18. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Democratic candidate for governor Byron Mallott visited Sitka on Wednesday night. He discussed his opposition to SB21, expressed support for the Sealaska land bill, and reminisced about time spent in Sitka.

Governor passes on Blue Lake ‘ask’

Blue_Lake_powerhouse_250The governor’s budget has a healthy chunk of money for Sitka -- but it’s not the money local officials were hoping for the most. City Hall had its fingers crossed for $18.5 million dollars to finish off the Blue Lake Hydro project.

Parnell: Still holding the line on Obamacare

Parnell_100Gov. Sean Parnell has not backed away from his position on the Affordable Care Act, even though the law -- commonly known as Obamacare -- entered a new stage of implementation this week. The governor scheduled an interview KCAW following his address to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. On our Facebook page, we gave listeners the chance to submit questions. Most wanted to know how he felt about the Affordable Care Act.

#PassTheKetchup

ParnellatLarkspur_smAlaska Gov. Sean Parnell capitalized on a weather delay at Juneau's airport on Sunday (11-11-12) to catch a bite in downtown Sitka, at the Larkspur Cafe on the first floor of KCAW's Cable House. An aide took this picture and put it on the Governor's Twitter feed. With election season finally over, it's worth asking Alaska's chief executive: Is the ketchup bottle half-full?