A growing number of U.S. residents, including those in Alaska, are flat out refusing to participate in the American Community Survey, a federal project which asks specific and personal questions regarding sexual orientation, marital status, fertility history,
In a July 26 radio interview on the Tom Anderson Show, former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, who’s now attempting to reclaim the governor’s seat he lost in 2018, said supports U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and has no problem with the controversial new ranked-choice
In a July 25 talk to Mat-Su residents, State Sen. Mike Shower (R-Wasilla) said he has reconsidered his position when it comes to whether Alaskans should call a statewide constitutional convention to protect the Permanent Fund Dividend, reform elections and
It’s time to set the record straight on the misrepresentation of a constitutional convention. The Vote NO Coalition would have you believe that if the people of Alaska vote YES to hold a constitutional convention, that a bunch of radicals are going to
Electronic distribution of 2022 Permanent Fund Dividends will begin Sept. 20, about a month ahead of the usual payout in early October. The first checks will go to Alaskans who selected direct deposit on their PFD applications. Those that filed a paper
Since I took office last year on July 1, significant progress and advancement have been made on the priorities established at the onset of my administration. When it comes to public safety, economic development, the Port of Alaska, homelessness, property
Kelly Tshibaka, who aims to unseat 20-year U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in the midterm elections, just released her latest list of policy agenda promises to Alaskans. They deal with gun ownership, religious freedoms, First Amendment rights and federal
The budget process in the Alaska Legislature is a wild time. The House Finance Committee develops a budget based on finance subcommittee input as well as input from the governor’s budget and the various departments. The budget then goes to the House
I hesitate to rejoice over the news that the State of Alaska will reimburse families for the cost of private and homeschool education, since I don’t believe it’s healthy for a society when families are dependent upon the state to pay for their
Editor’s note: In 2021, Alaska used its Medicaid program to pay for 537 abortions. That represents about 44% of all state abortions. As the Senate and House wrestle back and forth in the Alaska Legislature about whether state funds should be allocated
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