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Nice catch

As we watch Alaska media too often shade the conversation blue, it is nice to see we are not alone. Examples abound. In a Facebook post, former Anchorage mayoral candidate and Alaska Support Industry Alliance General Manager Rebecca Logan took a local television station to task: “KTVA Media Bias Alert from the morning show(.) ‘Alaska’s […]

165 days

It now has been 165 days – almost six months – since the Republican House District 15 primary election where somebody broke the law and cheapened our electoral system. Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, a Republicrat, faced off with political unknown Aaron Weaver in the Aug. 21 election that featured seven dead people asking for absentee ballots […]

A tale of two treatments

Those of us who believe in fair play, the tit-for-tat variety, continually are flabbergasted at how the media treat folks based on their political leanings. Take, for instance, the recent case of Tammy Randolph, Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s nominee to the University of Alaska Board of Regents. She withdrew her name from consideration this week after […]


The abortion debate in this nation has tipped toward outright insanity as Virginia mulls joining New York and other states in allowing abortions up until the moment of birth. The New York Legislature on Jan. 26 – the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and to standing ovations – passed legislation that would allow an […]

You have to wonder why

A proposal to offer 12-year property tax breaks to encourage new housing in downtown Anchorage has many scratching their heads. The administration of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says the city’s central business district is stagnating and needs an economic shot in the arm. It has told the Assembly new housing or redevelopment is just the ticket […]

Tough choices

Who could have expected the howls and moans from the Left and the education industry about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposal to trim $20 million from education to help pay for the tens of millions of dollars in damage caused by the Nov. 30 earthquake? Almost anybody. Dunleavy is offering two supplemental budget bills – legislation […]

Three great ideas

Gov. Mike Dunleavy plans to introduce a trio of possible constitutional amendments to address the state’s chronic red ink problem – this year estimated to be hovering at about $1.6 billion. One deals with a spending cap – Alaska already has one, but it is largely ignored – and a savings plan. A second would […]

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