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Jenkins: Walker is out of line on Medicaid expansion; lawsuit right and likely

By Paul Jenkins Gov. Bill Walker’s dogged effort to unilaterally expand Alaska’s Cadillac-class Medicaid program — despite the Legislature’s reluctance — is being peddled to Alaskans with a massive propaganda campaign replete with misleading information and outright fibs. Worse, he plans to pull it off — to join 29 other states and the District of […]



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

Former Anchorage Daily News editor Stan Abbott dead at 73

Alaska Dispatch News ANCHORAGE – Pulitzer Prize-winning Anchorage Daily News editor and journalism educator Stan Abbott died July 27 after a long illness following a series of strokes in a hospice near Detroit. He was 73. Read More:

State team assesses oil reservoir potential on west side of Cook Inlet

By Alan Bailey, Petroleum News ANCHORAGE – Having indications of a petroleum system and being the site of some exploration drilling in the early 1900s, the Iniskin Peninsula on the west side of Alaska’s Cook Inlet has long intrigued oil explorers. And, as part of a multi-year program of research into the geology of Cook […]

Another unusually warm winter forecast for Alaska

By Yereth Rosen, ADN ANCHORAGE – For those who loathed or loved last winter’s non-wintery Alaska weather, climate scientists have an important message: There is a good chance of a repeat this winter. Read More:

Obama to unveil tougher climate plan with his legacy in mind

By Coral Davenport and Gardiner Harris, The New York Times WASHINGTON — In the strongest action ever taken in the United States to combat climate change, President Barack Obama will unveil on Monday a set of environmental regulations devised to sharply cut planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants and ultimately transform America’s […]

AFD says Alpenglow Elementary playground fire apparent arson

Chris Klint, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage Fire Department is looking for information on who may have started a playground fire at an Eagle River elementary school Saturday morning. Read More:

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