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Bad public policy

The Anchorage Assembly, apparently in the interest of speed, has approved a $100,000, sole-source contract for a study on how the city would build a waste-to-energy incineration plant. The money would come from the Solid Waste Services budget and the study would be completed within 90 days, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The study does […]

Christmas tree

Those who drive the Glenn Highway have, over the years, been treated to a lighted Christmas tree in the middle of nowhere near the Old Glenn Highway overpass northeast of Anchorage. Over the past few years, the lighted lone tree has struggled, appearing ever more scraggly, and eventually it died, but Jason Tolstrup stepped up […]

Black Friday

Today is the day when shoppers, here and around the world, set sail in a mass of humanity to buy … stuff. And more stuff. And even more stuff because the prices may, or may not, be right. This morning’s news reports include stories of mayhem and near-rioting, fights and stampedes, as shoppers across the […]

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