Mayor Ethan Berkowitz

The Swamp: Drain it or become its creature

When a public official fails to drain the bureaucratic swamp he inherits, it is only a matter of time before he begins to capitulate to its creatures. We see this most clearly in executive offices such as presidents, governors, mayors and school

Moving Gov. Dunleavy off the fence

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has squandered his political capital and mandate through fits and starts. To be sure, he has faced unprecedented problems that were not his making, but his inconsistency has resulted in his core constituents shaking their heads and

Anchorage to begin process of replacing Mayor Berkowitz

The Anchorage Assembly will hold a special meeting on Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. to address the aftermath of Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s abrupt resignation in the wake of public scandal. On Oct. 13, Berkowitz announced that he will quit on Oct. 23 after admitting to an

Anchorage Mayor Berkowitz resigns amid public scandal

One day after admitting to an inappropriate messaging relationship with local television reporter Maria Athens, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced that he will step down from office on Oct. 23. The announcement came at the start of the Oct. 13 Assembly