Don’t allow our leaders to check their self-proclaimed fiscal conservatism at the State Capitol door.
Any reasonable person witnessing the process would be likely to conclude that the pay-increase saga was elaborate theater.
This kind of meddling should be anathema to administrations that wave the flag of personal liberty and the right to freedom from government interference.
This is a crucial moment in our state’s history, a reality that Sen. Lisa Murkowski acknowledges and urged legislators to see too.
If the Assembly and Girdwood residents want to prove they’re serious about adding new housing — and we hope they are — they’d better move quickly.
How many participants is too few to justify the logistics, volunteer hours, veterinary care, prize sponsorships and so on that are needed for a serious distance mushing event?
These items aren’t based on disagreements about policy or ideology. They betray an executive who is unqualified, incompetent and out of his depth.
We can’t afford to have the promises of equal protection and due process be merely lip service.
Don’t fall for it. Let’s keep ranked choice voting and ditch the political opportunists instead.
We should be thankful for the foresight of those who recognized the importance of an independent watchdog within government, but not under its thumb.
Anchorage residents need a full, transparent accounting of what’s been going on within the Bronson administration — and they need it now.
A spending cap would make us confront an unpleasant reality of our state’s budget: Every dollar spent on PFDs is one that can’t be spent on essential services.
Our state knows a thing or two about noble aims — and, sometimes, falling short of them.
At a dark time of year, it’s good to recall the developments that defined 2022 in a positive way — here are a few.
Every year, via our representatives in Juneau and what we tell them to prioritize, we make choices about what we want the next year to look like.
What’s missing now more than anything is leadership and vision, the kind of sky’s-the-limit thinking that used to define Alaska politics.
Gov. Dunleavy has a rare opportunity to recast his legacy over the next four years.
It’s a shame that in this day and age, it’s necessary to codify in law that people’s right to have their union recognized isn’t dependent on their race or sex. But if it has to be done, it should be.
It’s up to them to show Alaskans that they can do the job we’re sending them to Juneau to accomplish, and the work starts now.
This is a dangerous tack to take, elevating ego and personal ambition over the health of our democracy.
This is an important election — we hope you’ll take the time to make your voice heard, and encourage those you know to do the same.
The issues at stake in Washington, D.C., are too important for our vote there to be simply a rubber stamp of the party leadership’s agenda.
The opportunity to rewrite Alaska’s foundational rules and principles is a seductive one for those who seek power — especially those with strong, divisive opinions about what those rules should be.