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I’m on the road this week, somewhere where there’s a chance of rain in Southeast.
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Borough Mayor Peter Micciche has declared a state of emergency to deal with damage from rising water. Some residential and public infrastructure damage is reported.
What is it about Alaska that has our political leaders and/or their spouses dying in plane crashes? Well, we fly a lot. The weather is crappy a lot. And moose meat might weigh your plane down. Some thoughts from a sourdough who has flown a lot of sketchy routes.
Details emerge about the situation on the ground. What we know is he was hauling the second load of moose meat out, before planning to return (the following day due to darkening skies) to fetch the two hunters.
That hospital in Eugene now caters to addicts and homeless and is a huge money loser. But the mayor of Eugene is demanding the government force the hospital to remain open.
He says Marc Dahl did nothing wrong pertaining to the April 11 elections, but he has still asked for his letter of resignation. In other words, he fired him.
The complaint by those who brought Alaska ranked-choice voting against those who are trying to repeal it gets support from the state agency overseeing election finance.
Jamie Allard fundraiser
The fundraiser for the reelection of Eagle River’s Rep. Jamie Allard brought out a big crowd to the Petroleum Club, with over 100 attending on Wednesday.
Clueless: City/Borough spends taxpayer money to persuade them to vote for new city hall
In one of the more ballsy moves by any government in Alaska this year, it’s a full-court press from the City and Borough of Juneau, using taxpayers’ own money, per an Assembly ordinance, to pay a political ad campaign to convince those property taxpayers of the need for a new city hall. The CBJ has purposefully allowed the existing city hall to fall into disrepair in order to further the case for a lavish new government center.
Americans for Prosperity Foundation takes action over Biden’s illegal ANWR oil and gas lease cancellations
Three Freedom of Information Act requests were filed seeking information on the Biden Administration’s unlawful cancellation of oil and gas leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
It’s one of the least serious charges for the president’s son, who is accused elsewhere of influence peddling schemes relating to his powerful father, the president.
Golden State culture war on families rages as gender bill taking away parents’ rights is at governor’s desk
The liberal governor is expected to sign the law that allows courts to take away kids if parents don’t agree to gender transition.
It was inevitable that the workers of America would strike, since there are so few of them to work. At first it was Hollywood writers, who have been striking since May 2.
Nearly 60,000 healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente voted Thursday to approve a strike if no deal is reached by Sept. 30.
Workers striking in California will be eligible for taxpayer-funded unemployment insurance checks, under a new law passed by the legislature there that awaits the governor’s signature.
There is even a strike at six locations of the sandwich maker company Homegrown in Seattle.
The start of a UAW strike last night against the three largest car manufacturers in the US comes with a UAW demand of a 40% pay increase and a 32-hour work week, but with 40 hours of pay. The pay they demand is about $300,000 a year per worker. The companies offered a 20% pay increase but that was turned down. UAW has a strike fund of $825 million, and will be paying strikers $500 a week to walk picket lines.
Question of the week: Some are not so sure about 9-11…
Florida Attorney General says the processing centers on the border are full and so Border Patrol is just letting people pass on into America, unchecked.
He tells an audience in Maryland that he was a professor, when he was simply drawing a $900,000 honorarium to set himself up for his presidential run.
Welp … First Amendment is attacked by the leading lawyer of Oregon: “The board of Fox Corporation took a massive risk in pursuing profits by perpetuating and peddling known falsehoods,” AG Rosenblum said in a release.
This day in history
Sept. 15, 1620, English men and women aboard the Mayflower set sail for America, where they founded Plymouth, Massachusetts. There were 18 women on board the Mayflower, and three of them were at least six months pregnant. Just five women would make it through the first winter in the New World.
Juneau voters will be soon be receiving ballots in their mailboxes for the 2023 regular municipal election scheduled for October 3, 2023. This election will be watched closely for several reasons.
When Congress in 2017 approved exploration and development opportunities in Alaska’s Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, it marked an end to a 37-year struggle to open the plain. Authorized by Congress in 1980, the plain holds a reserve that could secure U.S. energy for decades.
President Biden killed it all with a stroke of his pen.
Board members are sticking their noses into the MatSu’s business. Can’t they just focus on teaching the children of Anchorage their ABCs and 1-2-3s?
But you wouldn’t know it from the mainstream news coverage.
The voters were clear last year, and they won’t be bullied.
The eco-board that was elected this year is going to put a mark on your wallet.
The irony of the president coming to Alaska to top off Air Force One, while systematically destroying our economy that is built on resource development…
And it’s 3-2-1 for Leftists who believe that boys can be girls and should be able to compete as girls on the field.
It’s as if the CDC, WHO, NIH, Big Pharma, government schools, and big government didn’t learn a thing from our last go-around with Covid, even though they had three years to learn.
Alaska oil: $96.42
Henry Hub gas: $2.71
Alaska North Slope Production: 451,602
Permanent Fund (principal and earnings reserve): $77,722,200,000
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