By Dermot Cole

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Haphazard planning clouds Nenana land sale, shapes up as Dunleavy campaign stunt

The October auction to sell 2,000 acres of land near Nenana has everything to do with the needs of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s reelection campaign and nothing to do with a rational plan for...

If Doyon wants a new $50 million Denali airport for 737s, the company should pay for it

But not a penny of state money or federal money should subsidize the venture, which would be a crippling long-term blow to the tourist economy of Fairbanks. Doyon proposes a new airport be...

UA 'mining summit' excludes all questions mine promoters don't want to hear

The University of Alaska and the Wilson Center seem to have forgotten the importance of testing assumptions in setting up the agenda for the so-called “minerals summit” at UAF.The summit is structured like...

Kinross greenlights Interior Alaska mine trucking plan, while state slow rolls transportation analysis

That the Kinross feasibility study says the “high-grade, low-cost” Tetlin project should proceed is no surprise, given the push by Kinross and the billions at stake.The owners expect to make $800 per ounce...

As Bob Penney gives Dunleavy $100K, don't forget that governor never came clean on no-bid sweetheart contract with Penney's grandson

In 2019, Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office steered a no-bid contract, worth up to $441,000 to the grandson of one of the major financial backers of his 2018 campaign.Clark Penney, the grandson of Dunleavy...

Tshibaka continues to repeat election lies, unchallenged by Alaska news orgs

Kelly Tshibaka has done everything to attach herself to Donald Trump, currying his favor by repeating his lies about the results of the 2020 election.Alaska news organizations have failed to examine Tshibaka’s two-year...

Dunleavy, Palin and Tshibaka accept Trump's lies in pursuit of power

When Donald Trump travels to Alaska and starts telling lies about Sen. Lisa Murkowski, count on Mike Dunleavy, Sarah Palin and Kelly Tshibaka to stand by and smile.That Trump will lie is a...

Palin tried to hide her relentless pursuit of publicity from jurors

When Sarah Palin performs in public, one of her stock lines is that she “has nothing to lose,” portraying herself as someone who no longer takes offense at what people say about her,...

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