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Yearly Archives: 2019

Reducing subsidy for ferries will keep system afloat

By WIN GRUENING One of the most vehement fiscal debates this year concerned reductions to the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) budget. Initially, the Dunleavy administration...

AOC gets trolled: ‘We have to start eating the babies

At a townhall meeting with Rep. Alexandria Octasio Cortez, a woman rose to her feet and implored the congresswoman to make eating babies a...

Attorney General says ‘Alaska Hire’ provisions unconstitutional

'FIXED PERCENTAGE' REQUIREMENT SHOULD NOT BE ENFORCED Attorney General Kevin Clarkson today issued an opinion on "Alaska Hire" requirements: They are unconstitutional. "Simply stated, Alaska Hire...

More popcorn, please

THE ANCHORAGE DAILY PLANET Hot diggity dang! The circus is coming back to town. The state Senate majority Republicans again will be voting on who...

Dunleavy press secretary resigns

Matt Shuckerow, the governor's press secretary, has resigned. Friday is his last day, Must Read Alaska has learned ... from a Twitter message from...

Homer Tribune shuts operations

The Homer Tribune, a small-town weekly that was in circulation for nearly 30 years, shuts its doors as of today's issue, making the Cosmic...

Alcohol Beverage Control Board votes to oust director

BUT WILL MARIJUANA BOARD CONCUR? The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to fire Erika McConnell, the director of the Alcohol Marijuana Control Office. The issue...

State employee union gets court to block Dunleavy on union dues collection

RIGHT TO WORK FOUNDATION STEPS UP TO HELP An Anchorage Superior Court judge has granted the Alaska State Employees Association a temporary restraining order to...

State will work to protect employees’ rights

By COMMISSIONER KELLY TSHIBAKA In June 2018, the United States Supreme Court held in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, that state governments violate the First...

Haines ok’s a tax for pot, but no extra tax for booze

CONSERVATIVES GOT OUT THE VOTE TUESDAY Haines Borough voters on Tuesday turned down a tax on alcoholic beverages. But a tax on marijuana products? That...

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