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Counting down the top stories of 2018
From the statewide elections to a whale statue.
Judge dismisses Alaska bonding plan lawsuit
The lawsuit was brought by a Juneau resident.
Opinion: Dunleavy leaves Alaskans in a ditch over climate change
“Open for business” or “business as usual?”
Looking back at the year in crime
Public safety was a hot topic all year.
Walker laments how fiscal crisis dominated tenure
Gov. Walker reflects on rocky tenure, his legacy
To some, Walker was a cool-headed leader who was dealt a bad hand and did what he thought was best for Alaska. For others, he was the guy who stole their dividend check.
Governor ‘frustrated’ by long-polluting Canadian mine
Runoff from the mine has been flowing for more than 60 years.
Opinion: Medicaid expansion is out of control
For less government, Mike Dunleavy is the clear choice for governor.
Opinion: We need a governor who will stick to his word on reproductive rights
Whom we choose for governor is more important than ever.
Governor candidates critical as Dunleavy misses forum
Tuesday’s gubernatorial forum was almost more about who wasn’t there than it was about who was there.
Gov accepts climate change plan
The non-binding plan calls for carbon tax, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Opinion: Medicaid Expansion is a fiscal trap for Alaskans
Since Gov. Bill Walker unilaterally expanded Obamacare in Alaska, enrollment has skyrocketed and is providing needed health care coverage to vulnerable Alaskans and bringing additional… Continue reading
Opinion: Three cheers for governor, the adult in the room
The people who are upset over the change in the Permanent Fund Dividend payout need to review the enabling legislation and history of the purpose… Continue reading
Opinion: Vote Walker out
Anyone who would take $460 million from the Juneau economy will never receive my vote. That is exactly what Gov. Bill Walker did. This money… Continue reading
Opinion: Walker fails in government transparency
Among Gov. Bill Walker’s many failures, a fundamental one is his failure to govern openly and transparently.
Opinion: Mark Begich is the governor Alaska needs
I have known Mark Begich since he was 19 years old. Then, he was chair of the Anchorage Youth Commission, and I was mayor. His… Continue reading
Opinion: The Democrat strategy to divide and be conquered
“The new rule in American politics is divide and conquer,” longtime political analyst Bill Schneider wrote at the dawn of the 2106 presidential campaign. “At… Continue reading
Opinion: Actions and words split the candidates for governor
With the current political climate, I expected the divisive rhetoric of this election season. I did not expect the battle lines to be drawn so… Continue reading
Opinion: Begich is my choice for governor
We need a governor who is foursquare in support of a woman’s right to choose.
Nothing, not even the PFD, can last forever
Gov. Bill Walker did the right thing for Alaska when he decided to reduce the Permanent Fund Dividend in 2016.