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A Woods Hole in Alaska?

With the state planning to shut down the Kenai River’s early-run king salmon sport fishery beginning early Thursday in a determined bid to boost flagging escapement, we are left to wonder whether we are loving the river to death. The alarming reports indicate that this year’s run in Alaska’s most popular fishing river is the […]

Treadwell is in

Thank goodness! Republican Mead Treadwell is in the race for Democrat Mark Begich’s seat in the U.S. Senate. For a while there, we were worried that Begich was going to be one of the few Republicans in the race. Republican? you ask. Really? Begich? Well, he wants very badly for you to believe that fairy […]


Big Brother is watching in Anchorage – and he wants to get paid. A lot. The city, it turns out, has an ordinance dealing with false alarm signals – in private businesses, in residences, in anything. It wants information about you and your alarm alarm registered and kept current. It demands a $25 annual fee […]

Unsettling times

In the past week or so, there reportedly has been a surge in the purchase of George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” a 64-year-old novel about a dystopian society of surveillance, thoughtcrimes, Newspeak, Big Brother and enslavement for the greater good. It is little wonder that Americans’ are newly curious about such things in the wake of […]

Costly journey

When President Barack Obama makes his first extended trip to sub-Saharan Africa this month, it will cost taxpayers in this country somewhere between $60 million and $100 million. That is obscene. We live in a nation that is more than $16 trillion in debt. The monstrous Obamacare travesty is about to go into effect, siphoning […]

New policy – or politics?

Anchorage’s new police use-of-force policy pertaining to shooting at suspects using vehicles as weapons – if they are otherwise unarmed – is, at best, perplexing. The community certainly supports new and better training for officers, new techniques and any new ideas aimed at better protecting the public and getting our police home in one piece […]

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