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Murkowski to Begich: Take a hike

As Mark Begich continues his bid to metamorphize into a version of Lisa Murkowski, she apparently has had enough. A Politico piece says while Begich views Murkowski as a valuable member of his “team” on Alaska issues, she is not so eager to be his BFF. She wants off the team; she even wants it […]

Arctic fun

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson will open its gates to the public tomorrow and Saturday for the biennial Arctic Thunder open house and air show featuring free aerial demonstrations – including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds – military equipment displays and aircraft tours. In 2012, about 125,000 people showed up each day for the world-class air show, […]

Right track

The Anchorage Assembly unanimously gave its stamp of approval Tuesday night to a tax abatement zone in Fairview to spur revitalization of commercial and residential development in that part of the city. Proposed by the Fairview Business Association and sponsored by Assembly member Patrick Flynn, the zone would offer developers property tax exemptions along Gambell Street […]

Oil tax forum Wednesday night

If you have questions about Ballot Measure 1, the referendum on the Aug. 19 primary election ballot about whether to repeal Senate Bill 21 oil tax reform, you are in luck. There is a forum tomorrow night at the Loussac Library, sponsored by Alaska Common Ground. It should go a long way toward clearing up […]

The EPA run amok

The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of severe restrictions on the proposed Pebble Mine on state land – even before its developers can file an application for permits – is simply another egregious example of this federal agency ignoring the law. The new restrictions announced last week would forbid discharges that would destroy five or more […]

Voter registration deadline today

If you plan to vote in the Aug. 19 primary election, today is the deadline to register to vote, update your voter information or change your party affiliation. That’s right, today. Division of Elections regional offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Nome and Wasilla, will be open today for voter registration from noon to 4 p.m. […]

Is dope a good idea?

Here is a taste of the kind of decisions Alaska might face if voters in November give the green light to allowing Alaska to join with Washington and Colorado in legalizing marijuana. Washington says marijuana brownies, cookies and other approved baked goods can be sold in newly legal pot shops – but pot cannot be […]

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