It's that time of year again. Top 10 lists for everything. Trust me. For some of them, I can't figure out how they came up with a top one, much less 10. I was going to piggyback on this cliche and give you my top 10 Alaska stories for 2014, but then I got a grip on myself.


You're welcome. I decided instead to look ahead at what will be a giant war in Alaska in the upcoming year. I figured maybe we needed to start rallying the troops to battle.


A few weeks ago, I went into town to shop for groceries. As I walked into the market, a man with a clipboard asked me, "Would you like to protect salmon?" 


I flashed him the back of my phone, with its a well worn "No Pebble" sticker, like a badge of authority. He wanted me to sign a petition to shut down setnetters in Cook Inlet, which is apparently an experiment to let sportfishermen catch more kings on the Kenai River. 


I asked the guy a few questions. Granted, he's paid to get signatures and isn’t expected to know much beyond his "Protect the salmon" pitch, but he was truly clueless. 


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