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Surplus? Or free money?

It will be interesting to see how the city divvies up a $13 million surplus. The question is simple: Will it be returned to taxpayers or will it go for something else? Our guess is that when the wrangling is over, taxpayers will get the short end of the stick. For the record, there is […]



Bob Gorrell is a nationally-syndicated editorial cartoonist distributed by Creators Syndicate, Inc.



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

Michaels confirms security breach in 3 Alaska stores

By Shannon Riddle, Channel 2 News ANCHORAGE – Michaels Stores, Inc. confirmed Thursday that credit card information obtained by the company in 2013 was compromised by malware. The company hired two independent security firms to investigate a malware attack discovered in January. Working with law enforcement agencies and banks, it was determined that roughly three […]

Controversial AGDC board appointment confirmed

By Adam Pinsker, Channel 2 News JUNEAU – A joint session of the Alaska Legislature has voted largely along party lines to confirm out-of-state nominee Richard Rabinow to the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.’s board of directors. Read More:

House OKs bill setting up regular reviews for tax credits

By Matt Buxton, News-Miner JUNEAU — As lawmakers prepare for deficits, the Legislature is starting to pay more attention to the money it doesn’t collect. Those come in the form of tax credits, discounts on hunting licenses and laws that allow military members to use their home-state drivers license. They amount to nearly half a […]

House passes refineries tax credit bill

By Matt Buxton, News-Miner JUNEAU — The House passed a bill containing up to $200 million of tax credits that will be doled out over five years to prop up two ailing oil refineries, a refinery that didn’t ask for them and a closed fertilizer plant. Read More:

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