It started with a simple enough proposal: Let’s flip a coin.
You can almost hear the sighs of relief across Alaska each time oil prices tick up. This is good for Alaska, right? Actually, no. Because instead of forcing us to diversify our economy. This blip allows us to kick back, relax, and continue our monogamous relationship with oil–when we really need to be dating around.
Reheated reruns are… fine.
The feds have a new report out on aviation safety in Alaska, making the same recommendations the state’s heard for years. The answer is clear. The federal government just seems unwilling to pay for it.
The last round of redistricting lawsuits didn’t do much to answer the question of what precisely a compact, contiguous and relatively socioeconomically integrated district should look like.
The announcement along with pretty much every other statement she’s made in recent months about the race casts shade at her far-right Trump-endorsed opponent: short-time Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka.
If the Alaska Native members didn’t want to sign on in support of a plan they opposed, chair Binkley suggested their names should be removed from the report.
“I will say that there are times when you just have to say the emperor has no clothes and I think today is one of those days.”
“This actually gives Eagle River the opportunity to have more representation,” said drafter Bethany Marcum, the CEO of the conservative Alaska Policy Forum who was appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy, said of her map. “They’re certainly not going to be disenfranchised by this process.”
They’re not terrible.