History 101: Golden anniversary of what signing?
Civics 201: What ever happened to the promise that legal weed would end blackmarket weed? How did voters get it so wrong?
Good morning from Somewhere in Alaska!
Anniversary of TAPS legislation
Less than three years after oil first entered the pipeline on June 20, 1977, TAPS had already moved 1 billion barrels. By 2022, TAPS had moved 18,539,689,449 barrels of oil (42 gallons to a barrel).
Five days. Five short days. Not only was the timeline unprecedented, but so was the fact that the act stopped all legal challenges against the planned pipeline. Furthermore, it prohibited federal and state agencies from regulating the construction of the project.
All the promises made about a state revenue bonanza and about how legal weed would end blackmarket weed? None of that came true. Now, a plan to drastically cut the tax on cultivators.
Those cold temps are going to drop to single digits over the weekend in Anchorage.
Meanwhile, here are those snowfall records that were broken for Anchorage, from the National Weather Service:
• 11/5 - 6.2 inches, beating the previous record of 3.8 in 1964
• 11/8 - 9.0 inches, beating the previous record of 7.3 in 1982
• 11/9 - 8.2 inches, beating the previous record of 7.1 in 1956
• 11/13 - 8.7 inches, beating the previous record of 2.7 in 1979
Sen. Sullivan is using the only real tool a senator has, which is legislation to force Biden to back off his illegal actions.
Unfortunately for America, almost none of the service members who were separated for vaccine refusal have rejoined.
Young Americans too fat to fight
The Army expects to recruit 55,000 new soldiers in 2023, 10,000 short of its goal. The Air Force also expects a 10,000-person shortfall, and the Navy expects to be 6,000 shy of its goal.
The Department of Defense, in its Qualified Military Available study done in 2020, estimated that just 23% of Americans ages 17–24 were eligible for military service. This age group represents 90% of the military’s applicants. That was a decrease from 2016, when DoD estimated that 29% were eligible.
Only one of the accusations made by Scott Kendall stuck, but Tshibaka says she will fight this to the Supreme Court on the basis of the First Amendment.
Kelly is under the microscope because now APOC wants to rule about what can be said at private and public meetings. She will take it to the Supreme Court, if necessary.
He wants to make it clear to them that there are laws pertaining to providing pornographic material to children.
Epic trolling, Tuck gets in a plow truck and plows the mayor’s street. It’s a stunt, but this is campaign season, after all.
It’s a government-paid program that only a communist could embrace.
On the move
Charlene Robertson is the new chief financial officer of Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
Tim Sullivan of Global Credit Union has joined the Alaska Chamber Board of Directors.
Mike Heatwole of The Pebble Limited Partnership has joined the Alaska Chamber Board of Directors.
Jason Hotch is University of Alaska Anchorage’s new director of Native Student Services.
Quote of the day
“I’ve figured out how to eradicate our homelessness crisis in a matter of days! Just have the President of China visit every major U.S. city.” ~ Dr. Ben Carson
Question of the week … you said …
This day in history
Nov. 17, 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as California’s governor.
The Biden Administration revolving door — create a slush fund for “climate change,” then jump out of the administration and get into a nonprofit to apply for those grant dollars. Watch how The Swamp works.
But much work remains to make it right in this Southeast Alaska town.
Third in the series about the hopes for renewables in Alaska — and the realities.
We can balance stewardship and responsible development.
Part 2 of the problem with assessments of Haines properties.
The document mentions God four times — and there’s a reason that the nation was designed for a faithful nation.
How many sexual deviants slipped through the cracks? This one case is enough to send chills down your spine.
Alaska oil: $80.32
Henry Hub gas: $3.06
Alaska North Slope Production: 484,946
Permanent Fund (principal and earnings reserve): $76,622,900,000
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