The Alaska Republican Party officers in Ketchikan have long memories. They have not forgotten that Sarah Palin, when she was governor of Alaska, axed funding to the bridge to their airport, calling it a “bridge to nowhere.” The townspeople and visitors still have to take a ferry to and from the airport of the state’s sixth-largest community, while their bridge funds were redirected to Palin’s pet projects.
A few months ago, Must Read Alaska highlighted the confirmation hearings of Gigi Sohn, President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve on the Federal Communications Commission. Sohn faced intense grilling from Senate Republicans, led by Alaska’s Dan Sullivan, over her long history of inflammatory, divisive, over-the-top attacks on conservatives.
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Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson today announced his veto of AO 2022-69, the ordinance passed by the Anchorage Assembly to take over the supervision and appointment process to the Youth Advisory Commission. “It has become apparent that this ordinance that passed has become a vehicle for attempting to silence the voice...
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Nick says he’ll ‘rank the red,’ while Sarah and Mary dodge question at Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
At a candidate forum for the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on Monday, a question was posed by the moderator: Who would be your second choice on the ranked-choice ballot?. Neither Sarah Palin or Mary Peltola would answer the question and moderator Julie Hasquet was willing to let the candidates skate on it altogether.
Passage Island, 22 nautical miles southwest of the Homer Spit, is for sale by its Washington state owner. The site of a former fox farm for the fur trade, and later a mink ranch in the early 1900s, the island is about 44 acres with nearly 7,000 feet of water frontage. It is sometimes 56 acres, when the tide is out, and is accessible by floatplane, boat, or helicopter at low tide.
Major corporations are reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that reversed Roe v. Wade last week and sent the laws about abortion back to the states. Alaska Airlines issued a memo to employees saying it will continue to reimburse employee travel expenses for some medical procedures if they are not available where employees live.
A helicopter crashed at the Anderson Airport near Mile 280 of the Parks Highway on Sunday. The 1960 Bell 204B “Huey” was operated by Northern Pioneer Helicopters and on contract with the Department of Natural Resources when it crashed while landing at the airstrip’s helipad. The pilot...
Employees at a Fairbanks power tool store on attempted on Friday to stop a man who had stolen a bandsaw kit from their store. By the time employees caught up with the man, he was already on his bicycle fleeing the scene. Employees chased him down and while attempting to recover the merchandise from the man, the suspect grabbed a holstered firearm from his backpack and tried removing the gun from the holster, according to the report by the Alaska Department of Public Safety.
The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the First Amendment rights of a Bremerton, Wash. coach who prayed at the 50-yard line of the football field after football games. Joseph Kennedy was a high school football coach in Bremerton, Wash. who routinely prayed after games by briefly kneeling on the field. The...
Just 50 days until Aug. 16, and the candidates’ date with destiny. Aug. 16 is the special general election date for the interim congressional seat, and also the day of the regular primary for all seats up for election this year, including state House, Senate, governor, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate. Only one seat in the Legislature — Sen. Donny Olson of Golovin — is not on a ballot somewhere. And Sen. Dan Sullivan gets a bye this year.
Ricci Tres, 29, an adult biological male who identifies as a woman, beat a 13-year-old girl for first place in a women’s skateboarding contest held in New York on Saturday, June 25, according to Reduxx. The Boardr Open is a street skateboarding contest that is open to all participants at all skill levels, but divided into female and male divisions.
Democrats revert to lynching chatter as some call for assassination of Justice Clarence Thomas after ruling
Individuals have been calling on social media for the assassination of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, shown above, after he issued a separate concurring opinion on Friday in a ruling that struck down Roe v. Wade. Abortion activists have also published his home address, and others have called to burn down the Supreme Court.
“We are in a real war, with real blood being shed, real lives being lost, a true genocide in our midst.”. “This is a war, a bloody war, for the soul of our country.”. “We fight not only in the temporal world, but the Powers, Thrones, Dominions, and Principalities of an evil, supernatural realm. We must arm ourselves with prayer, penance, and sacrifice.”
Sensible men, who value domestic tranquility, defer to their wives on abortion. Men like Ronald Reagan and Ron DeSantis look to the mother of their children for guidance, and Nancy Davis and Casey DeSantis had and have knowledge and insight on pregnancy, babies, and motherhood that their husbands lack. So...
Anchorage drag queen performers twerked and pranced in front of Soldotna children at the Soldotna Creek Park. The event, sanctioned by the City of Soldotna, took place June 17 during Pride Month events, which celebrate gay-lesbian-transgender lifestyles. At least a dozen children were brought to the performance by their mothers to witness the sexually provocative spectacle, while other families were in the area by happenstance.
The withdrawal deadline for a candidate to remove his or her name from the regular primary election ballot was Saturday, June 25. Several removed their names from consideration, while 21 did not take action to drop out by the deadline. Tara Sweeney, one of the candidates for the special primary...
Breaking: Supreme Court says no Tara Sweeney on ballot, even with Al Gross dropping out of congressional race
The Alaska Supreme Court issued its opinion on Saturday morning, agreeing with the lower court that Alaska law does not allow Tara Sweeney to move onto the “final four” special general election ballot, just because one of the winners of the special primary election has dropped out. The...
For the second time in a week, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan has separated himself from Sen. Lisa Murkowski on an important matter, this time supporting the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in overturning Roe vs. Wade, the law that created federal control over abortion law. “I support the Supreme...
Dunleavy: Supreme Court decision creates path for Alaskans to choose life through constitutional change
Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy issued the following statement after today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade:. “I like many Alaskans, am pro life. I also recognize that many Alaskans are pro choice. The recent decision by the Supreme Court returns the issue of abortion back to the states.