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World Central Kitchen comes to aid of Western Alaska storm victims, first time in Alaska

Jeff Landfield   September 27, 2022

Staff from the World Central Kitchen arrived in Alaska on September 17, just as the remnants of Typhoon Merbok were hitting Western Alaska. It was the non-profit organization’s first time in the state. Founded in 2010 by chef José Andrés after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, World Central Kitchen’s primary mission is to provide hot meals for victims…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The September state budget update

Brad Keithley   September 16, 2022

Three months ago we published a “June revenue update,” as we explained there, to fill in a gap we believe exists in the Department...

I’m opting my child out of active shooter drills this year. You can, too

Allison Hovanec   September 13, 2022

My eldest daughter started kindergarten this year. I was prepared for many of the new routines: packing her lunch, buying and labeling her school...

The Sunday Minefield – September 11, 2022

Jeff Landfield   September 11, 2022

It’s a sad day because it’s the twenty first anniversary of the September 11 attacks. It doesn’t feel like it has been that long…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Is the State (Governor + Legislature) leaving money on the table?

Brad Keithley   September 9, 2022

Last month we wrote a column entitled “How much would ‘government take’ from oil need to increase to balance the budget.” In that column...

Assembly member Volland’s approach won’t solve Anchorage’s transportation problems

Marc Grober   September 6, 2022

It was simply exhilarating to read Anchorage Assembly member Daniel Volland’s manifesto two weeks ago exhorting Anchorage to make safe...

The Sunday Minefield – September 4, 2022

Jeff Landfield   September 4, 2022

It’s September! Which mean there’s just over two months until the November general election. The gargantuan news this week was Democrat Mary Peltola defeated…

The Alaska Stalker – September 3, 2022

The Alaska Stalker   September 3, 2022

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

Judge rules that Anchorage’s historic Stewart Trail is open to the public

Paxson Woelber   September 3, 2022

On Thursday, Anchorage judge Dani Crosby ruled that a public easement exists on the historic Stewart Trail, which traverses a ridge below McHugh Peak...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Where (and why) we differ from DOR’s revised FY23 & FY24 revenue forecast

Brad Keithley   September 2, 2022

Recently, the Department of Revenue (DOR) has been publishing updates (what it labels...

My day at the Alaska State Fair

Jacob Hersh   September 1, 2022

“He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man.” – Dr. Samuel Johnson Halfway through the sauce-smothered turkey leg,…

The troll caught Salmon Sisters: A cautionary tale of social media disaster

Spenaardvark   August 30, 2022

For those of you not on “Alaska Twitter:” congratulations on preserving your scarce time and mental health. For those of you who are: my…

The Sunday Minefield – August 28, 2022

Jeff Landfield   August 28, 2022

September is nearly here, which means snow will be on the ground in a matter of months. Enjoy what’s left of summer while you…

More details made available about Mayor Charlie Pierce’s resignation

Jeff Landfield   August 28, 2022

Additional details about Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) Mayor Charlie Pierce's abrupt resignation have been provided by KPB Attorney Sean Kelley. In an email sent...

Mayor Charlie Pierce resigned due to workplace harassment situation, not to focus on gubernatorial campaign

Jeff Landfield   August 26, 2022

Today, Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) Mayor Charlie Pierce announced he is resigning as mayor to focus...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: “People who have money, they will leave 😱😱😱”

Brad Keithley   August 26, 2022

One of the criticisms we hear most often about this column is that we focus too much on the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). The...
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