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‘Don’t screw it up’

It is a feature of the peaceful, organized passage of power in this country that outgoing office-holders across the land often leave the new guy some advice. Mayor Dan Sullian, about to leave the Anchorage mayor’s job after two terms, had some for incoming Mayor Ethan Berkowitz – “Don’t screw it up.” Good advice, that. […]



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

Alaska legislator criticizes state corporation’s charity golf tournament

By Nathaniel Herz, ADN ANCHORAGE – A state-owned corporation was playing defense Monday after a Wasilla legislator criticized it for sponsoring a golf tournament that saw employees on the links during business hours last week, as Alaska confronts a multibillion-dollar annual budget deficit. Read More:

Mat-Su Borough makes drastic price cut in attempt to offload never-used ferry Susitna

By Zaz Hollander, ADN PALMER — Hoping to sell a disabled former U.S. Navy prototype turned failed Cook Inlet ferry? Try knocking a few million off the sticker price. At least, that’s the Matanuska-Susitna Borough’s latest strategy. Read More:

Alaska freezes inflation-linked payment increases to Medicaid providers

By Laurel Andrews, ADN ANCHORAGE – Citing a “significantly underfunded” budget for the new fiscal year, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has told Medicaid providers they won’t be seeing the usual rate increases for inflation. Read More:

Weekend rains bring relief for Alaska wildfire crews

Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – Weekend rains brought relief to crews battling Alaska wildfires, but conditions are expected to heat up later this week, capping a record fire month. Only two new fires were logged Sunday, according to the latest figures available. But the area actively burning grew by about 257 square miles on Sunday […]

Driver charged with manslaughter in fiery Eagle River crash

Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – The driver of a Subaru that crossed the center line and slammed head on into an SUV in Eagle River earlier this year has been charged with manslaughter and drunken driving, court records show. Read More:

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