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Right to choose

Unsurprisingly, a Superior Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order to block Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration from beginning an opt-in, opt-out program for union membership dues. The decision, Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller said in a written order, deals only with the Alaska State Employees Association request to temporarily block Dunleavy’s proposal. The new […]

Wrong or lying

Despite the Left’s mewling about the dangers of AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles, the United States saw a significant decrease in the number of homicides involving rifles, the FBI says. Murders by all means dipped 7 percent last year, and murders involving firearms dropped by 6.7 percent, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report concludes. Murders committed […]

Common sense

Note to the Anchorage School Board: Pay attention. The Lumen Christi High School now has implemented a cellphone-free policy during school days. And it is working. That is right. Beginning six weeks ago, students at the private Catholic school started handing their phones to their teachers at the beginning of the school day. They are […]

More popcorn, please

Hot diggity dang! The circus is coming back to town. The state Senate majority Republicans again will be voting on who will fill the late Sen. Chris Birch’s vacant seat on Nov. 2, a source tells us. Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s first pick for the job, Rep. Laddie Shaw, was rejected by the majority in a […]

Clarkson right on Janus

Despite wailing and moaning from the Left, the U.S. Supreme Court got it exactly right in its Janus v. AFSCME decision that public employees have the right to decide whether they want to pay union dues and so-called fair-share fees, or whether they even want to belong to a union. Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson […]


Alaskans should be paying close attention. And they should be more than a little peeved. The University of Alaska spent half-a-million dollars – $495,000 to be exact – on a PR campaign, UA Strong, to keep its state funding after Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed a $134 million cut in state funding of the institution, KTUU […]

Pass the popcorn

The state Senate donnybrook over the Permanent Fund dividend rages on. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has appointed Republican Rep. Josh Revak to fill the Senate seat held by the late Sen. Chris Birch. Revak was tapped after Dunleavy’s first choice, Rep. Laddie Shaw, was rejected by the Senate majority leadership over his support of a statutory […]

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