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Yearly Archives: 2019

Juneau approves marijuana on-site smoking ordinance

Smoking tobacco in public establishments is against the law in Alaska. But the state's no-smoking law that passed one year ago has an intentional...

The EPA comes to its senses

ANCHORAGE DAILY PLANET The Environmental Protection Agency has come to its senses about the effort to develop the Pebble Mine and shelved its outrageous plan...

The party is over — maybe

By ART CHANCE Late in the evening of Aug. 1, the State and the Inland Boatmen's Union reached a tentative agreement. A tentative agreement is an...

Private sector, not government, drives the economy

By BRUCE TANGEMAN GUEST CONTRIBUTOR Despite what you might read in some recent media publications, Alaska’s economy is recovering. Jobs have increased every month since last year’s...

Strike over: IBU negotiators and State have a deal

(Editor's note: Updated below) The Inland Boatmen's Union and the State appeared to have come to terms on a contract. No picketers were observed...

Seth Church of Fairbanks hits dance floor with Ronna McDaniel, head of RNC

Eight members of the Alaska Republican Party are in Charlotte, N.C. for the summer meeting of the Republican National Committee. Charlotte is the location...

MRAK Almanac: Ketchikan Blueberry Fest; Valdez Gold Rush Days

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...

MRAK Update: We’re up to 20,000 comments!

A Must Read Alaska reader who writes under the pen name of "Steve-O" provided the 20,000th comment on the MRAK website since this conservative...

Juneau’s rainbow crosswalk: Political signal or just happy place?

The gender-diversity group that kept painting unsanctioned rainbows at a downtown Juneau crosswalk finally won: The City and Borough of Juneau let them paint...

Let the nuttiness begin

The misguided signature-gathering effort to begin a recall effort aimed at Gov. Mike Dunleavy because of his deep budget cuts kicks off statewide today. The...

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