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Dunleavy bills: Protect parents’ rights in schools, give incentives to teachers to stay
Parents should not be cut out of gender identity decisions at schools. Restrooms should be separated for boys and girls or have an additional “gender neutral” space. Teachers coming to Alaska need some incentives. Dunleavy steps into his role as Education Governor.
Siberian tiger ‘Korol’ dies of old age at Alaska Zoo
He was a cool cat but death comes knocking even if you’re an endangered Siberian tiger living the good life at the Alaska Zoo. His brother lives on.
Anchorage-based USA Powerlifting ordered to allow trans-women to compete in Minnesota meets
A trans lifter who flipped gender identity in his/her 20s could crush competition. We have a call in with USA Powerlifting, but until we hear back, here is what we know.
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Who needs spy balloons when you have China-made cranes at U.S. ports?
Over 80% of ports are using these new-generation cranes that have superior surveillance capabilities. The Pentagon says this could be a problem: The Chinese may use them to spy.
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What does the Fairbanks News-Miner know that we don’t know?
The RSS feed, shown above, from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says that President Joe Biden announced the approval of the Willow Project yesterday! But clicking on the link took us to a “404 not found” dead end. Either they have some inside information over there or are just hedging their bets at The Voice of Interior Alaska.
Peltola’s greenspeak: ‘Alaskans share the desire to phase out fossil fuels’
She says Alaska will not forget the Democrats who vote to allow Willow and will welcome them to our state for a visit. She implies that only she, as an Alaska Native, can really speak for Alaska.
50 years ago, voters went to the polls to choose Don Young for Congress
It was a few months after Rep. Nick Begich had disappeared in a plane crash, and they first had to declare him dead. Young beat Democrat Emil Notti for the spot, and later beat Willie Hensley for the seat, which became rather permanent.
UAA project uses artificial intelligence to battle Covid 'misinformation,' spreads bad information on polio
Special bonus: We then had an artificial intelligence bot “improve” this story and they debunk the idea that the professor spread misinformation about polio. We stand by our story.
Gigi Sohn withdraws from FCC nomination after criticisms pile up
She gave the story exclusively to her friends at The Washington Post, where “Democracy dies in darkness,” and where she could get favorable coverage.
Juneau homeowners get sticker shock as residential property assessments soar
Trending story: The revenge of the City Assessor, after Juneau residents rebuked the ordinance that forced them to tell the assessor what they sold their houses for.
She’s just not feeling the love for country
Meg Zaletel, Anchorage Assembly member, won’t say the Pledge of Allegiance. No fidelity to the republic for which it stands? No respect for liberty and justice for all?
Missouri law banning federal gun laws thrown out by judge
An Obama-appointed judge says the U.S. Constitution does not allow states to override Congress’ new gun laws. Show Me, says the Attorney General of Missouri.
Today in history
March 8, 1929, Robert Burnett was born in Baker, Oregon. He lived in Coos Bay, Curry County as a boy and is the father of this writer. A photo of the school he attended:
Price of Alaska oil: $79.96
Price of Henry Hub gas: $2.69
Alaska North Slope Production: 497,291
Permanent Fund (principal and earnings reserve): $77,811,400,000
Jamie 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.
Alexander Dolitsky: Will the past predict the future of U.S.-Russia relations?
The Lend-Lease Agreement was to fight the Nazi aggression in World War II. But then mistrust set in.
David Ignell: George is still in peril due to Office of Children’s Services
The writer has a cause and won’t stop until George is back at home with his mom. Will that happen?
Tim Barto: Encouraging someone to lie to get into the military is unethical, at the very least
When Rep. Andrew T. Gray told someone to lie on their application, he did the entire country a disservice, and he soiled his own good name.
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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