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More popcorn

We have a rare chance to watch what happens when you hand lawmakers and the governor more than $1.25 billion from the American Rescue Plan and they must decide where to spend it. Oh, and just to make it interesting, they must decide in a period of about nine days. With debates about other pressing […]

It’s about time

So, state senators finally had a bellyful of the Legislature’s reigning prima donna, Sen. Lora Reinbold, and gave her the heave-ho from that body’s Judiciary Committee chairmanship. What took them so long? Reinbold, an Eagle River Republican apparently always in some sort of a snit about mask requirements in the Capitol and masks in general, […]

‘Stabbing Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans in the back’

The Interior Department’s imposition of a two-year stay on implementation of new Public Land Orders in Alaska are an insult to us all, but, particularly, it is a knife in the back to hundreds of Alaska Native Vietnam veterans who had no chance to obtain land allotments granted while they were serving their country. Had […]

Whistling in the wind

Despite Indiana’s so-called “red flag” law, the 19-year-old gunman who killed eight workers and himself at an Indianapolis FedEx center was able to legally buy the two rifles used in the attack even after his mother last year reported concerns he might commit “suicide by cop.” The FBI at the time seized a shotgun from […]

New hero

It is not often we can add a hero to our pantheon of heroes who, with humor and grace, have tweaked the noses of bureaucrats busily plying their brand of idiocy. A city code enforcer sent Jay Simmons a letter. It said his temporary 4×8 “Bronson for Mayor” sign on his house was too big […]

Another bad idea kaput!

Another in a long line of questionable ideas is biting the dust: Alaskas Department of Administration officials say they have no plan to proceed with proposals to shutter six Division of Motor Vehicles offices in Alaska. Somebody in the administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy had proposed closing DMV offices in Eagle River, Tok, Delta Junction, […]

Government we deserve

What a great show! It is not often Anchorage is treated to a self-righteous, liberal meltdown like the one in the Assembly chamber last night. The meeting was a continuation of Tuesday night’s and the big ticket was a vote on the eighth extension of the the city’s proclamation of emergency to deal with the […]

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