Local Politics

Anchorage Receives Improved Bond Rating Outlook

Despite the inability of the Alaska State Legislature to adopt a comprehensive solution to the State’s fiscal crisis and the huge uncertainty that creates for both the private sector and local governments, at least one bond rating agency is looking more favorably upon the Municipality of Anchorage’s credit worthiness.


Flynn Offers Theatrics, Anchorage Deserves Substance

ll those kneeling to raise awareness for racial inequity, from sports stars to an Anchorage Assemblyman, claim that they mean not to offend anyone but really just want to create a public conversation on the subject. They then immediately and irresponsibility depart the public stage when the heavy lifting begins of creating public spaces for such “productive” and inevitably uncomfortable discussions.







APOC Drops $91,500 In Fines On Three Assembly Candidates

The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) staff is recommending the agency drop the hammer on three candidates from last spring’s Anchorage Assembly elections, issuing fines totaling $91,500. On August 1st, Terre Gales, Adam Trombley, and Treg Taylor all received fines of over $1,000 according to documents from the state agency that monitors campaign finance laws.







Berkowitz Hires Innovation Czar

As we reported in Friday in the Sun would happen, the Mayor has hired Brendan Babb to be the Muni’s Chief Innovation Officer.

Don’t know what that means? Neither do I, but here is the Mayor’s explanation.









Muni Election Post Mortum

After a few days have passed in order to let the election results settle out, now is a good time to look at what we can take away from what happened Tuesday.









Croft Mailer Bashes Trombley and Perman

Candidate for Assembly from West Anchorage Eric Croft spent a lot of time and energy amassing a campaign bankroll of over $100,000, a huge amount by Assembly candidate standards. Now it appears he is deploying it against his opponents.