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Yearly Archives: 2019

Senate passes $174 million capital budget

The Alaska Senate today passed a capital budget for Fiscal Year 2020. The $174 million spending in Senate Bill 19 will be matched by over...

Did Dunleavy just say that he won’t veto education?

WHY YES, HE DID. TWICE. In a live broadcast Facebook event today, Gov. Michael Dunleavy made a surprising statement: If the House and Senate put...

MRAK Almanac: Denali climb report, Friends of Nike Summit open house

May 9, 1879: Alonzo E. Austin arrived in Sitka, the territorial capital, as a Presbyterian missionary. Two years later he would open a boarding school...

Vic Fischer’s birthday ‘bash’ of the governor

The last surviving signer of the Alaska Constitution used his birthday trip to Juneau to appear in front of a Democrat-controlled committee and bash...

Coast Guard rescues five near Coronation Island in Southeast

NOT FAR FROM SITE OF FAMOUS SHIPWRECK Crew members from a fishing vessel out of Sitka are safe today after their vessel was grounded near...

Enviro-groups sue to stop logging on Prince of Wales

Eight conservation groups, represented by EarthJustice, sued the U.S. Forest Service today to stop logging in the Tongass National Forest. The lawsuit says the Forest...

A race to gun control by fiat

As the Democratic clown car veers to the left end of the political spectrum for 2020’s presidential contest, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and...

Legislative notes: LeDoux loses committee chairmanship

Notes from today's proceedings at the Capitol: Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux lost her chairmanship of Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and was stripped of her...

Cause journalism: ‘Energy Desk’ story of the day

The "Alaska Energy Desk" non-energy story of the day is from reporter Nat Herz, formerly with the Anchorage Daily News. In it, he quotes...

Corrections says no sex offenders housed at Point Mac prison farm

ALSO: WALK-AWAY BURGLAR IS IN CUSTODY On social media in the Mat-Su Valley, several people have expressed worries that sex offenders are housed at the...

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