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Yearly Archives: 2022

Randy Ruedrich: New ranked choice voting explained

By RANDY RUEDRICH Alaskans will soon encounter a new primary and general election process.    No Alaskan Republican primary exists to select a Republican nominee for the...

Anchorage reapportionment map hearing added for March 15

The Anchorage Assembly has voted to move ahead with reapportionment Map 11v2, offered by Assemblyman John Weddleton. Assembly members have until March 7 to...

Jim Wojciehowski: Vaccine mandates and the ‘silent nine’

By JIM WOJCIEHOWSKI In November of 2020 I became active in attempting to communicate with the Anchorage Assembly and then-acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson concerning fresh...

Win Gruening: Can Eaglecrest support itself with gondola?

By WIN GRUENING To maximize the economic potential of Juneau’s municipally owned ski area, the City and Borough Assembly this week conditionally approved a $2...

International atomic agency on watch as Europe’s largest nuclear power plant under attack by Russians

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine had been shelled by Russian forces overnight and one building...

Florida legislature passes 15-week abortion ban, as Murkowski seeks to codify abortion in federal law

Abortion is in the news again: The Florida State Senate on Thursday evening passed a bill that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy,...

Breaking: No campaign donation limits at all in Alaska

There are no limits on campaign donations in Alaska right now. In light of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Thompson v. Hebdon,...

Dunleavy unleashes state sanctions on Russia

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a list of state actions and proposed federal actions to pressure Vladimir Putin to end the war on Ukraine. “As...

Murkowski, Manchin lead Senate effort to block Russian oil

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin led a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, in introducing a...

Analysis: The ‘Walker Caucus’ House Majority coordinated with Walker campaign to announce ‘energy check’

By SUZANNE DOWNING On Wednesday, the leadership of the Alaska House of Representatives announced a very public about-face: An additional "energy" payment to Alaskans, in...

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