My name is Savannah Fletcher, and I’m running for Borough Assembly Seat F this Oct. 5. I have enjoyed the candidate forums we’ve had so far, and I am eager to attend the others we will have this month. Unfortunately, the Interior Taxpayer Association’s forum on Tuesday, Sept. 7, was only off…

This month, in-person school started back up throughout Alaska for the first time in a year and a half. Many families face tough decisions about returning to work or how they will find, let alone afford child care. Yes, Covid-19 has impacted thousands of Alaskan families’ decisions in this a…

As we have debated the PFD over the last few years, we have talked about the fiscal impact to the state, alternate revenue options and the distributional impact to residents. But one thing that we have not spent much time talking about is the very foundational issue that underpins the whole …

The late Sen. Patrick Moynahan famously said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” This is true in the case of two unique aspects of Alaska’s budget: the Constitutional Budget Reserve (CBR) reverse sweep and the Power Cost Equalization (PCE) endowment.

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We, the elected board of the Ester Community Association, are writing to represent the majority of the Ester community who are opposed to leasing Ester Dome lands to Felix Gold/Millrock for significant mineral exploration including the right to mine, extract and remove gold ore from our backyards.

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