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Mayor Bronson vetoes unconstitutional ordinance passed by Assembly this week

Mayor Dave Bronson vetoed an ordinance passed by the leftist members of the Anchorage Assembly that infringes upon the public’s right to free speech, and also suppresses the public’s right to carry a firearm....

Dunleavy and ‘State of the State’:An upbeat governor defends his record in front of Legislature

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s annual “State of the State” speech to the Legislature was upbeat, citing accomplishments of his administration despite the pandemic and other challenges.The governor, who is is running for reelection in...

Anchorage superintendent tells Senate Finance that ‘universal pre-K’ spending will improve Alaska’s low reading scores

By DAVID BOYLE The Alaska Senate is hearing a bill, SB 111, that is touted as being able to increase student achievement in reading.  The legislation also includes universal pre-K which is supported by the...

Assemblyman Constant advances a surprise ordinance to allow unelected mayors to hold power for 300 days or more

Anchorage Assemblyman Chris Constant has a surprise item for Tuesday’s 5 pm Anchorage Assembly meeting: An ordinance that would allow an unelected mayor — such as former unelected Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson — to serve...

Governor’s State of State Address to highlight five Alaskans, and ask lawmakers to set aside differences for greater good

Gov. Mike Dunleavy will deliver his fourth State of the State Address on Tuesday at 7 pm, to the combined House and Senate, and to the people of Alaska. It can be watched online...

Charlie Pierce hires Jake Thompson as campaign manager for gubernatorial race

Candidate for Alaska governor Charlie Pierce, now serving his second term as the mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough, has hired Jake Thompson as his campaign manager. Thompson was a member of the Pierce...

EXPLAINER: How Alaska's unique new election system works

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections.The Alaska...

Q&A with Mat-Su Re-entry Coalition coordinator discussing 2022 Mat-Su Reentry Summit

WASILLA — Mat-Su Re-entry Coalition coordinator Barb Mongar recently participated in a question and answer interview to discuss the outcome of the 2022 Mat-Su Reentry Summit.Q: How did this year’s virtual event go?“This...

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