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We didn’t think you could find a way to both-sides the whole “stop sending death threats to health care workers” problem that’s facing Alaska, but extreme-right Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson found a way to do just that on Tuesday.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Even the wisest among us are susceptible to being fascinated by our emotional pain. Even those of us who do a lot of inner work may be captivated and entranced by frustrations and vexations and irritants. Our knotty problems make us interesting, even attractive! Th…

I'm a woman in her forties in a relationship with a man and I have my first STI with symptoms. Genital warts—yay! I noticed them about two months ago (near my b-hole) and went to the gyno today and had them treated. My question is, do I need to tell my boyfriend? We've been dating for about …

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This year’s early snowfall was a reminder that winter is on its way. Alaskans are moving fast to put on snow tires and dig out ice scrapers. Cobwebs and goblins are popping up in stores and neighborhoods. October is here. Time to winterize and immunize.

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 Alaska recently made headlines for the public spectacle, that was the Anchorage Assembly meetings regarding a city-wide mask mandate.  This obvious assault on your freedom to infect your neighbor brought out a plethora of community crazies.  Let the shouting begin.

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You may disagree with my thoughts on why the homeless issue continues to grow here in Anchorage. You may not like the “solutions” presented below. One thing that is indisputable, however is that the homeless situation is growing and getting worse. Continuing to do things the way the Muni has…

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On October 5, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the US Senate, decrying her former employer’s “destructive impact” and warning that “without action, divisive and extremist behaviors we see today are only the beginning.”

Alaska has the highest rate of COVID-19 infections of any state in the U.S. Our healthcare providers are at their limit with long hours, grueling workload, and lack of resources. Rural facilities are trying to provide intensive care on-site because there is no room for them in Anchorage. Wit…

This isn't a Chicago story. It's a Democratic Party story.

It’s too easy, right? Too simple — shoving Christopher Columbus off the historical honor roll, pulling down his statues, yanking his “day” away from him and renaming it in honor of the people he murdered, kidnapped, turned into property?

"The Biden administration," Eric Garcia reports at The Independent, "is attempting to shift the blame for the nation’s current supply chain crisis at the feet of the Trump administration as the nation faces a series of problems with shipping." White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain refers, in …

As the world turns, so does our understanding of the realities and falsehoods of the forces that spin our little ball of dirt around the solar system. As Anthony Kiedis put it, “the more I see, the less I know.”

The “Homeless Problem” across the country including here in Alaska is a racket.  Few of the organizations involved in “working with the “Homeless” genuinely want to solve the issue; if it gets solved then thousands of people will no longer have jobs. There are individuals working in the syst…

On Aug. 10, Revenue Commissioner Lucinda Mahoney told legislators that the state could save money by cutting funding for state retirement systems, based on one good year of investment returns.

North Korea is carrying out one missile test after another lately, at the same time indicating (or is it?) interest in talks with South Korea about reducing tensions. 

We warned China to stop its incursions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone -- and the Chinese responded by flying even more aircraft into the zone. The 56 Chinese flights last Monday brought the total for October to 149, already the year's highest monthly total. The flights have be…

Unless you're a member of the Audubon Society, you're about to learn more about woodpeckers than you ever thought you'd know. Or care to. I hate those detective shows where they say, "I'm sorry for your loss." But yeah, it's like that. I'm REALLY sorry for your loss because, I don't know how…

Following what was perhaps the grimmest night in the Anchorage Assembly’s drawn-out hearing on the proposed mask mandate—a night that featured parents forcing their children to read pre-written letters into public testimony, some not-great sing-alongs and some truly petulant actions by the B…

Thirty-year-old trans woman here, Dan, and I have a question about what is surely one of your favorite subjects: the “age gap discourse.”

ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my understanding of the upcoming weeks, life will present you with unusual opportunities. I suspect you will find it reasonable and righteous to shed, dismantle, and rebel against the past. Redefining your history will be a fun and worthy project. Here…

"Young investors have a new strategy," National Public Radio's Tim Mak reported on September 21:  "Watching financial disclosures of sitting members of Congress for stock tips."

The defense of Alaska is not solely a federal responsibility; contrary to many arguments, defense is the responsibility of State leadership as well. As near-peer adversaries continue to conduct a show of force and capability at sea, in the skies, and even on Alaskan soil, the Department of D…

"Debate on 'no first use' of nukes mushrooms in Washington," Joe Gould reports at Defense News. "Five years after President Barack Obama turned back from declaring a 'no first use' as US policy for nuclear weapons," Gould writes, "opponents say the Biden administration is considering it too,…

When the COVID pandemic started I assumed we would come together to fight this battle as a team. We can still do that, save lives, and save people from the devastating long-term illness that can come with COVID. We need to do that to save struggling businesses and restore jobs this pandemic …

In my college days I was a conservative Republican. I voted for Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan. But I gave up on the party during the presidential election of 2008. I admired McCain, still do, and would have voted for him, but Palin was a bridge too far. So, like many other Republicans, …

Editor’s Note: Dan Shearer is the Managing Editor of the Green Valley News-Sun in Green Valley, Arizona and the Editorial Director for Wick Communications, which owns the Anchorage Press.

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens quoted “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” a while back and mentioned the most famous pair of scam artists in literature—the King and the Duke—in a reference to Trump’s current political strategy.

Alaska finally did it. We went from being the state with the least chance of getting covid to the highest seven day average in the nation—five times the national average, according to the September 30 Anchorage Daily News, and twice the rate of the next highest state, West Virginia. Accordin…

I use walking sticks when I walk nowadays, kind of like cross-country skiing in late summer, but I had no idea doing so would connect me with a guy named Joe and open a flow of aching love and the deep desire to matter.

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If things go the way they usually do, the year of the crud could be followed by a worldwide economic boom.

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It’s October, yes, the pandemic is still with us, and at the same time, unfortunately, political optimizers are trying to rewrite history. We all are reading the articles filed under “coronavirus” which bear the dooming words: “The Worst Surge for Alaska Yet.”

The phone company is going about it all wrong: The Washington, D.C., area is getting a new area code (771), and instead of fending off complaints because new lines aren't getting the traditional 202, they should charge more for the new one. That way, the customer can avoid being associated w…

"Stop the Steal" has a new and critical meaning.

How does a stupid and ridiculous lie come to be embraced and promulgated by top officials of the United States government? Well, as it turns out, it's easy. You start with an easily misinterpreted news photo that seemingly confirms the assumptions of progressive opponents of immigration enfo…

Remember when President Joe Biden stunned the political world by threatening to veto a bipartisan $1.1 trillion traditional infrastructure spending bill that he, Joe Biden, had just encouraged the Senate to pass? It was a bizarre moment, but Biden was accommodating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

Great news! For the millions of U.S. immigrants who really wanted to immigrate to Haiti, but couldn't get in ... Guess what? The country you're living in is about to become Haiti.

First, a shout-out to all the reporters, photographers and sharp-witted twitterers who braved the Anchorage Assembly chambers last week.

“I can’t believe that person is getting that close.”

I’m a cis woman. I had a quasi-relationship with a man last year that only lasted a couple of months. The sex was great, and sexting was always a big part of our connection. Since the breakup, we’ve fluctuated between staying in touch and radio silence, sometimes going months without speakin…

Conventional wisdom tells schoolchildren that the US was the first modern democracy, modeled to some degree after the Greek experiment from a couple thousand years ago. 

Legislators around the country have overhauled laws governing access to voting in the wake of the 2020 election, with states increasingly diverging on how difficult it should be to cast a ballot.

When I was in my 20s, my fiancé died in a plane crash a few days before marriage. Not long after that, my son died of an undiagnosed, inoperable heart condition. Before these two events, when I called my dad to wish “happy Father’s Day,” I learned my healthy father had died from an unexpecte…

I’m worried this may be above your pay grade. LOL. My boyfriend and I have been together for nearly five years. When we first got together, he shared a fetish with me, which has honestly gotten out of hand. I’m not close-minded and I genuinely love pleasing people, and my approach to sex has…

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The disconnect between Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Alaska’s health care emergency was never clearer than at his rambling press event Sept. 22, where he once again demonstrated his inability to lead.

“Low-risk does not mean no risk,” said Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink during a news conference today when referring to the younger low-risk Alaskans who are getting sick and dying in Alaska’s hospitals. 

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In the nineties, I asked George Rogers, one of the writers of the Alaska state constitution, what happened here in Juneau in the ’60s when gay men were sent away.

Microsoft announced recently that individuals using their various accounts won't need to use passwords. Big bloomin' deal! If you were underwhelmed by that declaration, you were probably aware that passwordless access has been available for Microsoft's corporate clients since March. More imp…

The 18th-century English philosopher Jeremy Bentham came up with the idea of the panopticon, a prison designed to allow all the prisoners to be observed by one guard. What even Bentham couldn't conceive of, despite his creative musings about schemes of perpetual surveillance, was a society l…