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The Alaska Stalker – March 5, 2020

The Alaska Stalker   March 5, 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...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: The Spring Revenue Forecast should restart the fiscal discussion

Brad Keithley   March 4, 2022

To this point in the session, the Legislature has been basing its supplemental FY22 and FY23 budget discussions on the oil price and other...

Photos: Anchorage rallies for Ukraine

Paxson Woelber   March 3, 2022

On March 2, Alaskans gathered at Anchorage’s Town Square Park to voice opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and express solidarity with Ukraine and…

Good news for Ukrainians in the United States – Temporary Protected Status

Margaret Stock   March 3, 2022

A few hours ago, Ukrainians in the United States got some very welcome news from the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Ukraine...

2018 court order said Turo did not have to respond to subpoena, but was silent on rental car tax issue

Jeff Landfield   March 2, 2022

Today, the House debated House Bill 90, a bill introduced last year by Representative Adam Wool (D - Fairbanks) that deals with "rental vehicles...

Gray-Jackson & Murkowski make two Democrats in the Alaska Senate race

Kelly Tshibaka   February 28, 2022

With the entrance of State Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson into the Alaska U.S. Senate race, there are now effectively two prominent Democrats for voters to...

The Sunday Minefield – February 27, 2022

Jeff Landfield   February 27, 2022

The halfway point of the “90-day” session is fast approaching, but by all accounts it will go the constitutional 121-day limit – which is…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: What the Legislature (using LegFin) isn’t telling Alaskans

Brad Keithley   February 25, 2022

Earlier this week Legislative Finance (LegFin) made a presentation to the Senate Finance Committee on the Committee’s two proposed fiscal plan bills...

Gov. Dunleavy, Lt. Gov. Meyer and chiefs of staff billed state almost $100,000 on travel in 2021

Jeff Landfield   February 23, 2022

According to the State of Alaska's annual Executive Compensation and Travel Report for 2021, Governor Mike Dunleavy (R - Alaska), his Chief of Staff...

Juneau city bus driver’s job in jeopardy because DMV won’t renew CDL due to REAL ID law

Jeff Landfield   February 21, 2022

Trey Capers is a United States citizen who moved to Juneau in 1980 after spending two years in the Air Force. He was 19...

The Sunday Minefield – February 20, 2022

Jeff Landfield   February 20, 2022

We are more than a month into the “90-day” legislative session. Things have been relatively quiet in Juneau other than the occasional weird committee…

The Alaska Stalker – February 19, 2022

The Alaska Stalker   February 19, 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...

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: Gov. Dunleavy is pushing for “new revenue,” just not from the Top 20%

Brad Keithley   February 18, 2022

During a radio interview this time a year ago, Governor Mike Dunleavy (R-Alaska) said,  “I am not going to support new revenues. I’m not...

Walker/Drygas campaign pulls in big labor support

Jeff Landfield   February 18, 2022

The first round of campaign finance reports for candidates for public office in Alaska were due on February 15. These reports cover the start…

Multiple dogs caught, killed in Southcentral Alaska traps

Paxson Woelber   February 17, 2022

In recent weeks, multiple dogs have been caught—and at least two killed—in traps placed in popular Southcentral Alaska multiuse areas. The incidents have reignited...

Sen. Natasha von Imhof not seeking re-election, not running for governor

Jeff Landfield   February 15, 2022

In a video posted to her Facebook page today, Senator Natasha von Imhof (R – Anchorage) announced that she will not…

The Sunday Minefield – February 13, 2022

Jeff Landfield   February 14, 2022

I hope everyone enjoyed the Super Bowl! This week’s column is a day late, my apologies. We are almost a month into the “90-day”…

Brad Keithley’s chart of the week: PFD cuts are a MIDDLE class issue

Brad Keithley   February 11, 2022

One pushback we often hear when discussing cuts to the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) - and that we heard again after last week’s column...

An unregistered lobbyist helped get $1 million in state funds to a North Slope political advocacy group

Jeff Landfield   February 8, 2022

Last year, the Legislature appropriated $1 million to Voice of the Arctic Iñupiat, a relatively unknown non-profit corporation based in Point Hope, Alaska.

Photos: Large number of vehicles drive through Anchorage in support of “Freedom Rally 2022”

Parker Moran, photos by Jessica Moran   February 6, 2022

Hundreds of vehicles took over the right lane of the Glenn Highway Sunday afternoon in solidarity...
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