Fairbanks’ turn toward renewables backed by purchased gas power offers opportunities and challenges for the rest of the Railbelt.
Even with Gross’s departure, Alaskans aren’t as boxed-in with ranked-choice voting as they would have been under our old system.
We should learn from the lessons each election teaches us about how to conduct the next one.
Here are a few things to keep an eye on as the season gets underway.
The public expects better from its police and from its municipal government.
The goodwill it took 90 years to amass can disappear far faster if customers aren’t satisfied.
The reality is that Anchorage already has the option for removing a mayor that it needs.
It’s morbidly ironic that a budget this large and irresponsible is the work of Sen. Shower and others who claim the mantle of fiscal conservatism.
The mayor should cut bait on his fishing expedition and focus instead on our city’s real and pressing issues.
It seems that the fiscal discipline to make a long-term decision is in short supply in our capital these days.
Running a city should be far less about culture wars than fixing potholes and keeping the streets plowed.
A closer look at the results offers some lessons about voters’ intentions.
The better informed we are when we vote, the better leadership we’ll have when the dust settles afterward.
Legislators’ risk tolerance for COVID-19 changes conveniently depending on circumstances.
Keep watching the skies. You never know what might be staring back at you.
Why wouldn’t we want the state’s proverbial golden goose investing in Alaska-connected companies? There are actually several good reasons.
When public figures die, it’s tempting to try to reduce them to the two or three things we remember most about them. But Don Young defies that easy characterization.
Key figures in Mayor Bronson’s administration are perfectly willing to obfuscate and lie in service of their own ends, even about actions that were illegal.
Unless we push for it, the municipality will be perfectly happy to continue to delay the use of body cams and to keep recorded footage well away from public view.
In election years, unfortunately, politicians tend to make some pretty self-serving decisions to try to shore up their prospects for a win in November.
Executed well, this can be a win for Anchorage. We need as many of those – big or small – as we can get.
We can do much better than our current system for compensating legislators.
Even in the depths of partisanship we find ourselves in, there must be some bright lines that can never be crossed.