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Day of infamy

Seventy-eight years ago today, Japan attacked the United States without warning at the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, plunging this nation into war. President Franklin D. Roosevelt the next day stood before Congress and described Dec. 7, 1941, as  “a date which will live in infamy.” It has. Veterans of that battle, the […]

A return to ACES?

The Fraser Institute’s “Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States,” has some stark news for Alaska. Using eight equally weighted criteria averaged over the period from 2016 to 2018, Fraser examined each U.S. state and the provinces and territories of Canada, to calculate an “Index of Labour Market Performance.” Those weighted criteria, the […]

Another first

The story was fairly routine. It reported Washington Gov. Jay Inslee appointed “the first Native American justice to serve on the Washington Supreme Court.” Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis, 51, a member of the Pueblo of Isleta tribe of New Mexico, is to replace Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst when she retires in January. […]

Is it a wonder?

While third-graders in Anchorage schools have a hard time reading, you might be interested know the school district is working on how kids feel and interact. Alaska Public Media reports the district for 20 years has been gradually, mostly informally introducing “Social-Emotional Learning,” which emphasizes social skills and emotional management, which educators say is critical […]

Quite a change

Nine years ago, when the Anchorage Assembly laid out for the administration its policy guidelines and direction for the city’s collective bargaining and contract negotiations, it was a different world. Republican Dan Sullivan was mayor and the Assembly was, well, a trifle more conservative about most things. Comparing the 2010 policy resolution to one offered […]

Secrets, secrets, secrets

Here we are, into December, and months since the Recall Dunleavy charade began collecting signatures to undo last year’s election, and Alaskans still have no idea who – or what – is picking up the tab for the effort. Its Alaska Public Office Commission report is replete with zeros when it come to listing income […]

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 […]

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