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Again with the bus

Again, for the second time this summer, hikers returning from the bus on the Stampede Trail made famous by the book and movie “Into the Wild” have had to be rescued. One of the hikers, from Florida, had a non-life-threatening lower leg injury. This time, they flagged down a passing military helicopter. Earlier this summer, […]

Again with the bus

Again, for the second time this summer, hikers returning from the bus on the Stampede Trail made famous by the book and movie “Into the Wild” have had to be rescued. One of the hikers, from Florida, had a non-life-threatening lower leg injury. This time, they flagged down a passing military helicopter. Earlier this summer, […]

Bunk

Democrats eager to shill for President Barack Obama and the IRS have come up with assertions that the agency targeted tax-exempt status applications from liberal groups as well as conservative organizations. That somehow apparently is supposed to make the harassment easier to take, but those claims, the IRS’ auditor says, are bunk. Treasury Department Inspector […]

The Supreme Court, the Voting Rights Act and Alaska

The U.S. Supreme Court is removing – finally – the federal government’s complicated, time-consuming and insulting micromanagement of elections in Alaska and eight other states. This week, it struck down parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, allowing officials and lawmakers a freer say in crafting Alaska’s voting system, while still requiring assistance to those […]

Where’s Begich? Where’s Murkowski?

At the risk of appearing pushy, we are wondering what Sens. Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski’s stands might be on the ridiculous proposal to roll back the state’s recently enacted oil tax reform. There is a petition drive under way to put a referendum on the ballot asking Alaskans to do just that. We refer […]

Stay off the mudflats

The Anchorage Fire Department says a man was missing on the Cook Inlet mudflats last night after getting caught in a fast-moving tide while walking back from Fire Island. Another man – hypotyhermic and in shock – escaped with his life. Both were caught by a fast-moving tide, one of the most extreme of the […]

Journalist? Really?

A report in Politico is more than a little disturbing. It says the Justice Department considers Curtis Morrison – a liberal activist who secretly tape-recorded Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in February at a campaign meeting in Louisville – a journalist. Why? “Morrison was previously a paid freelancer for a Louisville-based, online news outlet, even […]

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