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Is there a problem with how the Permanent Fund is structured?

Alaska Political Report   February 12, 2024

In recent legislative hearings the Director of the Legislative Finance Division (LFD) and the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) executive director have separately alerted...

Ask a Cat: Valentine’s Day loneliness, parental relationships, and Valentine’s Day plans

Cat   February 12, 2024

Looking for a feisty feline to tell you how to live your life? Want your own high quality Ask a Cat sticker to make...

The Sunday Minefield – February 11, 2024

Jeff Landfield   February 11, 2024

I hope everyone enjoyed the awesome Super Bowl game that ended in overtime! I watched it at a friend’s house in Auke Bay with…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: The Orwellian approach to Alaska fiscal policy

Brad Keithley   February 9, 2024

A few months ago, Representative Alyse Galvin (I - Anchorage) authored an op-ed in the Anchorage Daily News in which all of her colleagues...

Judge rules Campbell Lake residents cannot sue State of Alaska in federal court over public access

The Alaska Landmine   February 7, 2024

There's been an interesting update on the ongoing saga on public access to Campbell Lake: a federal court has ruled that the U.S. Constitution...

Review: True Detective: Night Country – Episode Four

Jacob Hersh   February 6, 2024

This episode of “Night Country” ups the jumpscare factor, but does little to improve on the plot. 66% of the way through, and more...

The Sunday Minefield – February 4, 2024

Jeff Landfield   February 4, 2024

Week three of the legislative session felt comparatively normal compared to the first two weeks. Governor Mike Dunleavy (R – Alaska) gave his annual…

Driver who struck and killed pedestrian in crosswalk fined $100, says APD

Paxson Woelber   February 4, 2024

On August 24, 2023, a driver turning onto Piper Street in Anchorage struck and severely injured a pedestrian in a crosswalk. According to an...

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Is the fact that legislators live in a much different economic world than 80% of Alaska families leading to deep PFD cuts?

Brad Keithley   February 2, 2024

As we have been following the beginning of this...

The absurd idea of removing the Eklutna Dam won’t just affect power costs, but also water costs

Bob Maier   January 31, 2024

An issue left undiscussed in the conversation concerning the water which Eklutna Lake provides is the authority which the Regulatory Commission of...

Review: True Detective: Night Country – Episode Three

Jacob Hersh   January 31, 2024

(Firstly: I’d like to apologize. I neglected to mention in last week’s review of Episode Two that the mysterious tongue found on the floor...

Wild day on Alaska Airlines flights to Juneau ends with postponement of State of the State address

Jeff Landfield   January 30, 2024

We all have that one nightmare airline story where just nothing seems to go right. Today was that day for several state officials heading...

Ask a Cat: Geoengineering, bad bosses, and moving to Alaska

Cat   January 29, 2024

Have a burning question for the Cat? Want your own artisanal Ask a Cat sticker for your Stanley or growler? The…

The Sunday Minefield – January 28, 2024

Jeff Landfield   January 28, 2024

While the second week of session was not as wild as the first, it was nonetheless eventful. After spending a lot of time juicing…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: What’s (really) going on with working-age Alaska families

Brad Keithley   January 26, 2024

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a growing focus on the falling size of Alaska’s working-age population. It began with a...

Forget the “Ewok villages” and “vans down by the river,” it’s time to get serious about building in Girdwood

Paxson Woelber   January 23, 2024

Perhaps the strangest thing about the “controversial” Holtan Hills development in Girdwood...

Review: True Detective: Night Country – Episode Two

Jacob Hersh   January 22, 2024

Asking the right questions is the theme for the latest episode of “Night Country,” which left us with a cliffhanger and a corpse-sicle last...

The Sunday Minefield – January 21, 2024

Jeff Landfield   January 21, 2024

The second session of the 33rd Alaska Legislature kicked off on Tuesday. Saying things started off loose is a bit of an understatement. First,…

To address Girdwood’s housing crisis, approve the Holtan Hills land disposal

Eric Visser   January 21, 2024

Anchorage’s housing crisis permeates our news, our policy and even our politics. Driven by a variety of factors including sky-high interest rates, barriers to…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: Alaska’s fiscal system is #1 … in terms of regressivity

Brad Keithley   January 19, 2024

Periodically, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) publishes an update to its “Who Pays?” reports. The most recent - the 7th edition...
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