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New Spohnholz Ad Could Backfire Against Berkowitz

Today, East Anchorage incumbent Rep. Ivy Spohnholz released a radio ad that sounds almost straight out of a Donald Trump stump speech on inner cities.

“It’s been a deadly week in Anchorage” the ad begins and then proceeds to go through a litany of scary news clips highlighting the growing crime problems facing Anchorage. Spohnholz begins a voiceover saying “We all know we have a public safety crisis in Anchorage. The question is what are we going to do about it?”






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.