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Latest election results

The latest election results from the Alaska Division of Elections show the “No” votes on Ballot Measure 1 continuing to pull away from the “Yes” votes 90,150 to 81,707 -  or 52.46 percent to 47.54 percent. All election results are here.  

The cart before the goat

Pardon us for asking, but how did the Rustic Goat restaurant in Turnagain get permission to build without an adequate parking lot, causing parking headaches in the nearby neighborhood? Who approved the building plans that allowed a business without parking? Who is responsible? The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday night granted a parcel of city land […]

Ramirez

Ramirez

Michael Ramirez is a two-time American Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

Obama dodging Congress to pursue climate accord

By Coral Davenportaug, New York Times WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. Read More:

As Ferguson simmers, police militarization scrutinized — including in Alaska

By Jerzy Shedlock, ADN ANCHORAGE – mages of armored, rifle-toting officers and tear gas canisters dispersing late-night protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, which followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown earlier this month, has prompted President Obama to order a review of outfitting local police departments with gear originally intended for military use. Some of […]

Failed rocket launch a setback for US hypersonic weapon program, Kodiak Launch Complex

By Dermot Cole, ADN ANCHORAGE – As a 48-foot rocket lifted off from the Kodiak Launch Complex Monday, a flight control operator realized it would never fly. Four seconds into the mission, he triggered the “Flight Termination System,” setting off an explosion that split the motor casing and lit up the night sky. Read More:

Largest State Ferry Worker Union Ratifies Contract

The Associated Press JUNEAU – The largest union representing workers on the Alaska Marine Highway System has ratified a three-year contract. The state Department of Administration on Tuesday announced the ratification by The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific. Read More:

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