Suzanne Downing

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Seven apply for Alaska Supreme Court vacancy

The Alaska Judicial Council has released the names of the seven applicants for the vacancy on the Alaska Supreme Court. Interviews of the applicants will take place in May, 2021 by the council’s seven-member...

Media stokes fears with report that armed protests occurring at state capitals

Using unnamed sources, all mainstream media is reporting the same thing, that the FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitals and in Washington in the days leading up...

Anchorage Assembly sets public hearing on govt-to-govt relations with Eklutna Village

Eklutna is a bit of an enigma in Anchorage. There are believed to be under 50 tribal members who live in the Native Village of Eklutna proper, north of Anchorage. As many as 150 make...

House, Senate still not organized but talks underway

With nine days before the Legislature convenes, Rep. Kelly Merrick of Eagle River has organized a Zoom meeting (via computer video) for House representatives from both sides of the aisle for Monday, 1-5 pm....

Felix Rivera kicks Jamie Allard off of chairmanship of Assembly Audit Committee

Anchorage Assemblywoman Jamie Allard wanted to do an independent audit of the CARES Act fund disbursement in Anchorage. The next thing that happened was she was kicked off as chair of the Assembly Audit Committee,...

Alaska Black Caucus addresses vaccine concerns of minorities

TOPIC WAS SHUT DOWN BY ASSEMBLY CHAIR LAST MONTH According to Alaska news sources, Alaska’s African-Americans are skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Alaska Black Caucus is working with medical professionals to address that, however. It’s...

Audit of Public Defender says caseloads are in line with national standards

A comprehensive review of the Alaska Public Defender’s Office staffing, caseloads, and budget is finished, and it shows that the burdens on the agency are within professional standards of others around the country, of...

Sponsors of recall petition against Felix Rivera say they have the signatures

TODAY THEY GET LAST FEW AT KRINER’S DINER With a final push for signatures to recall Assemblyman Felix Rivera, sponsors are feeling confident they have enough to meet the threshold. They issued the following statement: “Today, 300+...

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