Hosts Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar are both out this week so The Midnight Sun’s editor, Matt Buxton, fills in as host this week. He’s joined by Fair Anchorage community organizer Andrea Zekis to talk about Alaska Family Action’s latest effort to roll back anti-discrimination laws in Anchorage. The group and its supporters submitted signatures this week for an initiative that would institute requiring people use the bathroom that matches their birth certificate. We also hear from friend of the podcast Genevieve Mina, who’s out in Washington D.C., with a first-row seat for the latest developments on health care. Finally, we’ll catch up with Fairbanks Rep. Steve Thompson to talk about the historic delay of the capital budget, what it means and why it happened.
The group wants to limit access to bathrooms, locker rooms and other “intimate facilities” to the gender on a person’s birth certificate.
Speculating on rumors and gossip surrounding Alaska politics is a time-honored tradition. It’s time for our weekly trip through the grand, gross, weird, wild and wonderful world of Alaska politics. It’s time for Friday in the Sun.
In the wake of a national uproar over Pres. Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration and refugees, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Anchorage School District Superintendant Deena Bishop jointly released the following statement Friday afternoon clarifying the school district’s policy towards checking the immigration status of children in Anchorage schools.
Someone should ask how the Mayor plans to proceed after the lawâ€™s passage. The scope and depth of his plans should be part of the public record so reasonable people can decide for themselves if they support it.
Mayor Berkowitz gave quite a speech on climate change before to GLACIER Conference. Its a speech that will make progressives tingle and conservatives bristle. Either way, the Mayor’s words will engage you and make you think.
When Ethan Berkowitz ran for mayor he made cultural diversity and inclusion a cornerstone of his campaign. During his transition process that commitment took the…