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Polishing coal

It is delightful to watch somebody try to polish a chunk of coal. Take, for instance, the recent news that while wages for Alaskans working year-round are $4,000 lower than 25 years ago, they actually are taking in more money than they were in 1989. Huh? How did a state Labor economist get to that […]



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

Man arrested in East Anchorage shootings that caused school lockdowns

By Megan Edge, ADN ANCHORAGE – An 18-year-old man Anchorage police say was responsible for two shootings that locked down four schools on Tuesday was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Read More:

Alaska lawmakers’ priorities draw White House veto threats

By Erica Martinson, ADN WASHINGTON — Two House bills that are the focus of Alaska’s lawmakers — on crude exports and Native energy — drew veto threats from President Barack Obama Wednesday. Read More:

Mining operator convicted of 2 misdemeanors for polluting Southwest Alaska river

By Jerzy Shedlock ANCHORAGE – A Southwest Alaska mine operator from Canada was convicted of two misdemeanor violations of the federal Clean Water Act on Wednesday in Anchorage for allowing muddy water to seep into a salmon stream over the course of two mining seasons. Read More:

Permanent Fund Corporation postpones decision to hire new CEO

By Cameron Mackintosh, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – The Board of Trustees for the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation announced Tuesday that they will need more time to review candidates for the company’s CEO position. Read More:

Shell CEO says low oil prices did not sink off-shore drilling in Alaska

Channel 2 News The chief executive for Royal Dutch Shell said slumping oil prices are bound to rise again and weren’t necessarily a factor in the company’s decision to end off-shore drilling efforts in Alaska. “If you plan projects like this that take a long time to gestate and take an even longer time, of […]

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