Free-ish speech; the University of Alaska gets a permanent president; Murkowski gets a mostly warm reception in Juneau (which feels like ages ago); While the not-so-warm side of the reception gets on everyone’s nerves; There’s a lot to unpack in some folks’ response to the feds’ reversal on Ambler Mine; Masks go optional in the capitol to much celebration; and Masks go optional in Anchorage schools to much celebration and quite a bit of roasting.
Why the extreme right’s infatuation with Putin shouldn’t be dismissed as yet another turn in the Cult of Trump.
The Alaska delegation’s statements danced around the issues raised by the Biden administration, but the Dunleavy administration countered by arguing that resource extraction is a key to preserving subsistence activities.
She implored legislators to be proactive about attaining the additional funds that will be available through grants on everything from improving broadband access to upgrading water infrastructure.
If a lawmaker in a democratic government is willing to subvert and destroy the democratic traditions upon which our society is built, and gives tacit support to domestic terrorist groups, is he or she fit to serve? The members of Restoring Honor, a non-partisan, unaffiliated group of over 1,000 West Point Alumni say, “No.”
They almost got away with it, too, if it weren’t for that pesky public.
really owe it to the people of Alaska,” said Board Member Budd Simpson, a Juneau Republican who was singled out in a ruling that found his “personal views and opinions are entitled to no additional constitutional deference,” before voting to appeal the ruling to the Alaska Supreme Court.
While Dunleavy has generally voiced support for the scholarships themselves, he’ll have the final say on whether the scholarship program lives or dies as long as he’s in office.
If there’s a lesson from Judge Thomas Matthews’ ruling on the Alaska Redistricting trial, it’s don’t ignore public testimony.
Anchorage Republican Sen. Natasha von Imhof announced on Tuesday evening that she won’t seek re-election or election any other office this year, explaining that she plans to take time off from politics to focus on her family “for the foreseeable future.”