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When?

It is difficult to know what to think when you see a photo published appearing to show two people, their pants down, brazenly copulating along Benson Boulevard during rush hour traffic, in broad daylight. Welcome to Anchorage. The headline above the shocking image, “Descent into depravity, as summer of love, lawlessness comes to Anchorage,” at […]

Dying to vote

It is tough being a dead person in Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux’s House District 15. They are left to wonder: Are we supposed to vote? Are we not? They never know. For now, it looks as if they are back in the game. LeDoux, who stands accused of election fraud, was saved by the pandemic. She […]

It belongs to us all

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has, according to news reports, decided to leave to the Native village of Eklutna the fate of a statue of famed British navigator and explorer James Cook now standing in Resolution Park overlooking Cook Inlet in Downtown Anchorage. This, after calls on social media for the statue’s removal. Cook, after all, had […]

Goodbye Seward’s Day

In the latest fit of cultural fascism, our betters have decided the statue of William H. Seward, in place since only 2017, must be removed from a plaza in Alaska’s capital city. There is even a petition to do so put together by Juneau resident Jennifer LaRoe. The statue depicts Seward, an abolitionist and secretary […]

Any bets?

Our august Assembly is mulling the purchase of two hotels, a former Alaska Club building and the Bean’s Cafe Campus for the sum of $22.5 million – with all the dough, supposedly, coming from Anchorage’s cut of federal CARES Act funding. The idea, it says, is to combat homelessness. But money provided to states and […]

How many angels …?

It must be maddening to be a desperate small-business owner forced to watch the continued wrangling over the state’s disbursement of federal COVID-19 relief as your business slides ever closer to the brink. Take, for instance, the Dunleavy administration’s attempt to expand the number of small businesses that can receive federal CARES Act funding approved […]

Masks?

The Anchorage Assembly this evening is likely to take up, for a third time, the issue of government mandating the wearing of face masks in public to combat the spread of coronavirus. Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel, the Anchorage Daily News reports, wants Mayor Ethan Berkowitz to use his emergency powers to order use of the masks […]

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