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Brennan: Mail-in balloting raises questions

By Tom Brennan | The mail-in balloting system for Anchorage’s municipal election was supposed to do good things for the body politic, but so far it seems more like hemorrhoids. There are still two days to get ballots into the mail — and a get-out-the vote campaign is going full steam ahead — but the […]

Brennan: New look at Knik Crossing

By Tom Brennan | This week’s goat-rope on the Glenn Highway has already got people thinking about the old Knik Arm Crossing once again. Having only one way in and one way out of Anchorage can be a real nuisance when some truck driver miscalculates his vehicle height and smashes into a bridge. Rep. Dan […]

Brennan: Pay PFDs to the Fairbanks Four

By Tom Brennan | The Alaska Legislature should bite the bullet and pass legislation that would allow the Fairbanks Four to apply for the Permanent Fund dividends they missed while spending 18 years in prison on questionable charges. The four men — Marvin Roberts, George Freese, Kevin Pease and Eugene Vent — were released in […]

Brennan: Good luck in picking candidates

By Tom Brennan | I’ll be doing a lot of coin-flipping when deciding who to vote for in the election this week. Most of the ballot will be something of a mystery, starting with the question of whether to sell ML&P to Chugach Electric and including choosing between the various candidates for public office. The […]

Brennan: Am I missing something?

By Tom Brennan | I’m stumped as to why the Legislature and the governor are having so much trouble balancing the budget. It looks to me like a lot of game-playing may be going on. The governor’s total proposed budget for this year is $4.6 billion. That could perhaps be reduced if we had a […]

Brennan: Let’s seize the opportunity

By Tom Brennan | Before I offer my opinion on gun control, let me say that I’m a shooter. I have been a member of a skeet and trap team that heads for the firing line on Wednesday nights for the best part of 20 years. The school shooting in Parkland, Florida, last week has […]

Brennan: Don’t sell ML&P to Chugach

By Tom Brennan | Selling ML&P to Chugach Electric is a bad idea. Anchorage’s Municipal Light and Power is a city-owned electric utility with substantial generating capability and a solid track record for customer satisfaction at a reasonable price. Chugach Electric Association is a member-owned cooperative effectively controlled by the IBEW, the International Brotherhood of […]

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