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Election Day is approaching and with that comes the final surge from politicians to earn your vote.  However, there are others out there that don’t care who you vote for—they just want you to vote.  

You may have seen her huddled up around a small card table with flyers and stickers, inside grocery stores with a friendly smile.  You’re on your way to pick up some eggs you keep forgetting and at the entrance you’re greeted by…

“Hi guys have you voted yet?”

Alaskan Democrats Fight for Medicaid Expansion

Jun 10, 2014

The Legislative Research Services released a report stating 19.5% of Alaskans did not have health insurance between 2008 and 2012.  This report was requested by Senators Johnny Ellis and Bill Wielechowski, both Democrats, in response to Governor Parnell’s administration’s announcement that there wasn’t enough data to determine how many Alaskans are uninsured. 

Alaska's Senators Ask for Pebble Mine Plan

Jul 23, 2013
begich.senate.gov

Alaska’s congressional delegation has been cautious about supporting the EPA’s Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment.  That document in part will guide the agency’s decision making about whether it allows the development of the proposed Pebble Mine.  Both of Alaska’s senators are calling for the Pebble Limited Partnership to be more forthcoming about their future plans. KDLG’s Ben Matheson has the story:

More Time to Comment on "Frankenfish"

Feb 13, 2013
aquabounty.com

The public is being afforded more time to comment on a new genetically engineered fish species that many opponents are calling a "Frankenfish". If the "AquAdvantage Salmon" is ultimately approved it will be the first genetically engineered animal destined for human consumption.

All 3 members of Alaska's Congressional Delegation are sponsoring legislation in response to tentative approval of the first genetically engineered animal intended for human consumption.