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The cold reality

Terre Gales   February 17, 2020

The recent racially-motivated lynching threat on Facebook by a man named Russell Holmes, targeted at State Senator David Wilson, should disgust any decent person. One would hope that this behavior would be condemned and disavowed immediately by our elected leaders, but there seems to be a deafening silence. Why are so many willing to ignore such a blatant racist…

Why I decided to leave the Republican Party

Peter J. Caltagirone   February 11, 2020

I’ve always been a Republican. I grew up in a very conservative Catholic family. From childhood until I left for college, we lived in...

The Sunday Minefield – February 9, 2020

Jeff Landfield   February 9, 2020

It’s already week three of the legislative session! A lot happened this week in Juneau, most notably Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka (Chewie) was grilled by…

‘It’s down and we’re down’: Alaska Marine Highway System cancels mainline service until March 5 after Matanuska breaks down

Mollie Barnes   February 6, 2020

The Alaska Marine Highway System has canceled scheduled mainline service until March 5 after...

The Alaska Stalker – February 6, 2020

Alaska Stalker   February 6, 2020

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape. If...

Commissioner Tshibaka guts Violent Crimes Compensation Board

Jeff Landfield   February 6, 2020

Two of the three staff have resigned from the Violent Crimes Compensation Board (VCCB). This stems from the Dunleavy administration attempting to relocate the...

Dunleavy senior advisor bought Clark Penney’s house after Penney was awarded sole source AIDEA contract

Jeff Landfield   February 4, 2020

Documents from the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Recorder's Office show that Brett Huber...

Alaska Department of Labor changes public comment summary on proposed changes to labor regulations

Jeff Landfield   February 2, 2020

On January 24th I published a story, "Lawmakers and industry push back on proposed changes to labor...

The Sunday Minefield – February 2, 2020

Jeff Landfield   February 2, 2020

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I don’t really care who wins but it would be awesome if Andy Reid got a Super Bowl ring. I…

The Alaska Stalker – January 30, 2020

The Alaska Stalker   January 30, 2020

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape. If...

Anchorage Assembly needs to carefully consider impacts of tax proposals

Meg Zaletel   January 28, 2020

As the Anchorage Assembly considers new revenue options, we need to take our time and be clear about our objectives and how we plan…

The Sunday Minefield – January 26, 2020

Jeff Landfield   January 26, 2020

The first week of the second session of the 31st Alaska Legislature was something else. As one veteran of the Capitol told me, “In…

Immigration law is a mystery and a mastery of obfuscation

Margaret Stock   January 25, 2020

An official spokeswoman for the United States immigration agency once said, on the record in the Washington Post (April 24, 2001), “Immigration law is...

Lawmakers and industry push back on proposed changes to labor regulations

Jeff Landfield   January 24, 2020

On December 4, 2019, as Alaskans were getting ready for the holidays, Alaska Department of Labor Commissioner Tamika Ledbetter sent out a notice...

The Alaska Stalker – January 23, 2019

Alaska Stalker   January 23, 2020

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Alaska Stalker, a lighthearted round up of the best and worst of Alaska’s social media landscape. If...

Session starts off normal for House, loose for Senate

Jeff Landfield   January 21, 2020

The first day of the second session of the 31st Legislature got off to a normal start, for the House at least. Not so…
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