By Dermot Cole

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Senate signs off on reckless $3.6 billion dividend plan

On Tuesday, Sen. Mike Shower, pretending to know that oil prices will stay in the $120-a-barrel range, tried to defend a reckless budget that calls for $3.6 billion in dividends, about $5,600 per...

Legislature must act to preserve sustainable funding source for scholarships

Ten years ago, Gov. Sean Parnell told legislators it was time to "build a strong fence of moral obligation" around the $400 million the state had set aside in 2011 as an endowment, with the...

Alaskans deserve to know who's paying the extravagant legal bills for Sarah Palin

Former Gov. Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against the New York Times could ultimately cost $5 million.So who is paying her legal bills and why?In February, Palin lost her five-year-old defamation case, but her Florida...

‘We didn’t want my fingerprints all over it,’ Bronson said

The news about the so-called Alaska COVID Alliance was not that Mayor Dave Bronson spoke, but that he hid his advance involvement from the public.In a video from the event posted on the...

Alaska Development Team proves that talk is cheap, development is not

One of the enduring mysteries of the Dunleavy administration is the so-called “Alaska Development Team,” an effort that appears to have grown out of a 2018 campaign promise to recruit “distressed gun manufacturers”...

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