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Yearly Archives: 2019

Scott Hawkins passes; he helped candidates, ran for governor

A major force in Alaska's political landscape has died. Scott Hawkins, who supported and was a wise counselor to dozens of pro-business candidates and political...

MRAK Almanac: Seward Silver Salmon Derby

The MRAK Almanac is your place for political, cultural, and civic events, events where you’ll meet political leaders or, if you are interested in...

A river trip to remember: ‘Thanks a Million’ victory cruise for John Sturgeon

On a beautiful August evening in Fairbanks, 198 Alaskans boarded the riverboat Discovery II and spent 90 minutes paddling up and down the Chena...

The Capital Budget veto list

$10 million: Statewide Addiction Treatment Facilities Capital Matching Grants - a project of Rep. Ivy Spohnholz. $200,000: Denali Commission Clean Water and Safe...

Capital budget signed in event tempered by senator’s passing

Gov. Michael Dunleavy signed the Capital Budget today, providing funding for public safety, homeless services, numerous items the Legislature did not fund during its...

The real legacy of Chris Birch

By SARA RASMUSSEN Alaska was rocked with news Wednesday evening and Thursday morning of the passing of Anchorage’s beloved, and universally-respected state Senator Chris Birch. For...

Chris Birch, one of the good guys

Anchorage Republican state Sen. Chris Birch is dead at 68 after an apparent aortic dissection. A retired engineer, Birch served on the Anchorage Assembly for...

Words that heal and words that don’t

LEADING DEMOCRATS IRRESPONSIBLY BLAME TRUMP FOR EL PASO MASS SHOOTING By KARL ROVE A friend of mine who lives in Texas is representative of voters who...

CIRI board adds its name to recall list

In a message to shareholders of the Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI), the board of directors says it is backing the recall of Gov....

Updated: Sen. Chris Birch passes; heart attack

Sen. Chris Birch has passed suddenly from a heart attack today. Details will be included here as they become available. UPDATE FROM THE FAMILY Around 9:00...

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