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.
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…
The group wants to limit access to bathrooms, locker rooms and other “intimate facilities” to the gender on a person’s birth certificate.
The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a federal land transfer to Alaska for a road between King Cove and Cold Bay, making progress in…
Eleven governors, including independent Gov. Bill Walker, released a statement saying the Senate should “immediately reject” the straight repeal of Obamacare without a replacement.
Murkowski is the third senator to come out and oppose the last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare without a replacement.
The decision comes after legislators spent 180 consecutive days in session, the longest and one of the most expensive sessions in state history.
Among all the rumored challengers for governor, Sen. Mike Dunleavy’s been the most obvious in positioning for a potential run.
With Casey Reynolds out this week and Congress and the Alaska State Legislature mired in equally sluggish progress on their agendas, Forrest Dunbar is joined by guest host Judy Jessen to discuss the BCRA, oil industry tax policy in HB 111, and they even delve into Trump’s deepening scandal involving his campaign’s (and family’s) collusion with Russia. Then pollster Ivan Moore stops by to unveil results of his latest polling on Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, Don Young, Bill Walker, and, in a surprise, tells us who Alaskans would vote for in a head-to-head match-up between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
There’s more gossip on the Grenn recall effort, speculation about 2018’s elections and word of a bump-in at the movies.