By Editor’s Note by Matt Hickman

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By Editor’s Note by Matt Hickman

Nick Danger, District 3

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Nick Danger, District 3

Just when it seemed that recreational use patterns along Chugach State Park’s South Fork Rim Trail had reached a new equilibrium, one that’s satisfying to walkers, hikers, skiers, and bikers alike, a decision by park staff to cut down healthy spruce trees along the route has revived tensions…

Gov. Mike Dunleavy released a Fiscal Year 2020 supplemental appropriations bill Wednesday, Feb. 5, to cover the unanticipated costs from two natural disasters as well as higher costs in Medicaid services and programs that had been budgeted. The legislation also contains more funding for publ…

Legislators are poring through Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s request for additional spending for the current state budget year. Last week the governor asked for about $260 million in added state General Fund expenditures for the current Fiscal Year 2020 spending plan.

For outright courage, it is hard to beat the bravery of four young boys on a snowmachine from Nunam Iqua, a village of about 200 in Southwest Alaska who were lost for more than a day without shelter in a raging blizzard before being found by searchers.

By Tom Brennan

I don't mean to disillusion you, dear reader, but Raymond Chandler, author of "The Big Sleep" (Bogart and Bacall), was never a private eye. An Englishman, he pretty much perfected the hard-boiled L.A. detective novel after losing his job as an oil company executive. "When in doubt," he famou…

The U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced today that it awarded a $20 million infrastructure development grant to help replace aging Port of Alaska docks.

Lisa Murkowski told her fellow senators that President Trump’s conduct in the Ukrainian affair that led to his impeachment was far from perfect. “The president’s behavior was shameful and wrong,” said the Alaska Republican. “His personal interests do not take precedence over those of this gr…

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy is slowing down, with economic growth crawling along at a mere 2% in the fourth quarter of 2019, worsened by Trump's trade war policies.

The Democrats who impeached President Trump knew they did not have a prayer of removing him from office. But they also knew impeachment might have another effect — to weaken the president and reduce his chances of winning reelection in November.

It was announced recently by Roland Holland that he will be challenging Senate Majority Leader Cathy Giessel in the Republican Primary.

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It was announced recently by Roland Holland that he will be challenging Senate Majority Leader Cathy Giessel in the Republican Primary.

And so 2016 finally draws to a close. It’s been the longest election year in American history. It ran from Feb. 1, 2016, the date of the Iowa caucuses, to the Senate vote to acquit President Donald Trump in early February 2020. It’s true that Nov. 6, 2016, was a signal event in this long ele…

It's not just that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo chewed out NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly after she dared to ask him questions he didn't like. Nor is it so objectionable that his tirade was saturated with F-bombs. And it certainly is not because she's a woman. When it comes to reporters, P…