Saturday's Legislative Shoot
Haaland double-crosses people of King Cove. What does Rep. Peltola say?
Good morning from Somewhere in Alaska!
It’s a blast as Legislative Shoot set for Saturday
The 2023 Legislative Shoot takes place in Juneau on Saturday. No, it’s not a shootout. Above, three sharpshooters from the 2022 shoot were named (and you can see by the bare arms which one is from Utqiagvik) Team Miccronkotak.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day
On March 17, 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, who was a Christian missionary, bishop, and apostle of Ireland, died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Did you know that during the last ice age, Interior Alaska was green? Read this story from the UAF Alaska Geophysical Institute, which tells you how and why. While the rest of the continent was under blue ice, Fairbanks was warm. But did it have snakes?
Greening of the planet with C02
The amount of anthropogenic greenhouse gases emitted into Earth's oceans and atmosphere is predicted to delay the next glacial period by between 100,000 and 500,000 years, which otherwise would begin in around 50,000 years. Scientists say, anyway. - LiveScience.com
Tycoon Trading operator swindled $35 million from Alaskans
Over 135 Alaskans were taken in by this Ponzi-affinity scheme to invest their hard-earned savings. Were you swindled by this man?
Deb Haaland double-crossed Alaska, but Peltola tiptoes to not offend her
Alaska’s only representative was very careful to make no public statement except to the few reporters who asked for one. And then it was just a mild disappointment. Nothing on her Twitter feed or Facebook feed or official page.
Under pressure, Treasury agrees to hand over Hunter Biden files
The revelation is the latest chapter in the committee’s ongoing investigation into the president’s son and his associates. The lawmakers concerned with the issue argue the president could be compromised if foreign sources have knowledge of his or his son’s alleged wrongdoing.
Anchorage Assembly majority wants to spend $13 million on midtown building and make it a homeless shelter
They keep coming up with new buildings to buy for homeless shelters but won’t fund the mayor’s navigation center.
Election clerk Barb Jones to retire in June
The somewhat notorious municipal clerk has run Anchorage election for 24 years.
Gavin Christiansen, who ran for Legislature in 2020, convicted of murder
He was half of a road rage incidence and ended up shooting a man.
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The 907 Question of the Week:
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Mayor Bronson to hold town hall at building Assembly is trying to buy for homeless
The Assembly wants to turn over a building to former Assemblyman John Weddleton so he can get a piece of the Homeless Industrial Complex.
Susan McKenzie withdraws from Education Department post
She evidently wanted to work remotely, but that was not going to work out.
Dunleavy joins coalition of anti-ESG governors
They fight the new Biden green investment rules that prioritize “woke-’til-you’re-broke” fiduciary standards.
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Today in history
March 17, St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, died this day in 461, according to legend, and now his feast day is celebrated widely in Ireland and the United States.
Price of Alaska oil: $71.70
Price of Henry Hub gas: $2.44
Alaska North Slope Production: 497,368
Permanent Fund (principal and earnings reserve): $76,507,600,000
Win Gruening: When is a trail a road?
The latest debate over a commercial use permit in Juneau to use city land for a bike tour on the West Douglas Pioneer Road seems overblown.
Alex Gimarc: Parental rights come to Alaska
Will the Legislature ensure that parents are not cut out of the raising of their children?
Tim Barto: Nice guys don’t have to finish last
Conservatives don’t have to emulated down-and-dirty politics of the left.
Judicial Watch: What you need to know about ERIC
The media is condemning officials in Republican-led states for withdrawing from a controversial data-sharing consortium that purports to help manage voter registration rolls and, not surprisingly, the news reports fail to tell the whole story.
Bob Maier: Ballot neglects to tell voters that Prop. 14 will add homeowner taxes
Another $68 in property taxes for an average house.
Downing: Rep. Peltola voted for colonialism for Alaska
She wants the feds to take over management of all waters, even on private land. Even on Native corporation land.
Rep. Allard: Our girls shall not be erased by Hershey
Putting a trans woman on a candy bar wrapper to celebrate Women’s History Month is an offense against women. Rep. Jamie Allard says we must fight for women again.
Take a video tour inside Alaska’s largest cold-weather shelter
It’s not a place most on the Anchorage Assembly have ever visited (they say it is unsafe), but you can tag along with John Quick as he videos the inside of the Sullivan Arena and talks to the people trying to help the homeless.
Mayor Dave Bronson, extending olive branch to Assembly
John Quick has a heart-to-heart with Anchorage’s mayor. Find out what the buzz is.
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