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May 13, 2021

Bonfire of the Insanities

“IT’S UNBELIEVABLE” This is perhaps the best way to sum up the confirmation hearing for Alaska’s third Attorney General under Gov. Mike Dunleavy held in the Senate Judiciary Committee this week – a post from the Chair herself. Reinbold, unsurprisingly, spent the bulk of the time complaining about having to follow rules, “drilling down” on the nominee’s opinion on separation of powers, the executive branch overreaching on civil liberties, and the governor’s mandates on “cloth face coverings” in government buildings. “As you know in the building we have negative tests but we still have to wear these,” she said. And…

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Governor, Senator, & Republicans Caught in the Act

YOU DON’T WANNA BE LIKE MIKE It’s one thing when the “I wanna be like Trump” Governor decides (hours after telling Alaskans to mask up and keep their social bubble small) to show up at a swanky cocktail party fundraiser on the Anchorage Hillside. But it’s another level of irony to be outed by the bumbling ineptitude of your own propagandist. Dunleavy’s blogger, Suzanne Downing/Must Read Alaska, begins this weird video foray into the underground world of unsanitary Republican fundraisers by looking at the sunset and musing, “An orange, orange view for an orange president… although he looked a little…

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Meet Your Republican Candidates, & Bring the Popcorn

It’s hard to know where to begin these days, but let’s start with something nasty that’s brewing which will directly affect the policy positions of Republican candidates, and tells us exactly what to expect if Republicans manage to take back the majority in the State House this November. HINT: It’s going to look a lot like the horrific beginning of last session only there won’t be anyone to stop it. WHAT AR THEY DUIN? A strained pun is about the best you can get out of the absolute fiscal disaster the Republican Party is cooking up. Remember when Tuckerman Babcock,…

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We found Dallas Seavey! Welcome to the 2019 Finnmarksløpet!

The Finnmarksløpet dog sled race is the longest and northernmost dog sled race in Europe. It takes place in the Finnmark, the northernmost region of Norway, and traverses birch forest, river valleys, and northern fjords from Alta to the Russian border and back. The Finnmarksløpet was established in 1981 by the Alta Trekkhundklubb (Dog Sledding Association of Alta) as a 226 km (140 mile) long race. It was later extended to 1,000 km (621 miles) in 1993, and then to its current distance of 1,200 km (746 miles). In addition to the 1,200 km-long race, there is a 500 km…

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Women for Alaska!

  On August 28th, join Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) for a benefit for Alaska’s progressive women candidates – and a lot of fun with some great and interesting women. There will be several soup choices available unless it looks like the weather calls for a BBQ, in which case look for Bristol Bay salmon. Women for Alaska! AWPA Fundraiser Tuesday, August 28 at 5:30 PM 1405 Matterhorn Way

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Election Central! 8/21/18

ADN is partnering with The Alaska Landmine to host Election Central for the primary on August 21, 2018 . This gathering will take place starting at 7pm on the 2nd floor of the Dena’ina Center, in the Kahtnu Rooms. The Alaska Landmine will be broadcasting a Facebook Live stream with a panel of Alaskans that will provide real time coverage and analysis of the election. We will also be interviewing candidates. The event is free and open to everyone! The State is not doing an Election Central this year. We felt it was important to not only have an Election…

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Alaska Primary 2018

  Here’s a link to what you need to know from the Anchorage Daily News. For sample ballots, click HERE.

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Carl Johnson’s “Where Water is Gold” Book Launch Party

January 14th, 2017 – 6pm to 9:30pm – Taproot Book launch party for “Where Water is Gold: Life and Livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.” Presentations by Vic Fischer, Alaska Constitutional Convention Delegate, commercial fishermen, contributing writers, and photographer Carl Johnson.  [RSVP on Facebook] Join us for stories, photos, and video from people like commercial fishermen and homesteaders and enjoy a glimpse into this amazing region. Partake in some salmon from Bristol Bay! Partners in this event include the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and the National Parks Conservation Association. Proceeds from the event will go toward these organization’s efforts to protect the…

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National Park Service Hosting Catch a Parkie-Pine 5K Fun Run and Centennial Birthday Party in August

National Park Service Hosting Catch a Parkie-Pine 5K Fun Run and Centennial Birthday Party in August FAIRBANKS, AK: The National Park Service (NPS) is hosting a family-friendly “Catch a Parkie-Pine”5K fun run on Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 am as part of the celebration of this year’s NPS Centennial. Participants of all ages are invited to run, walk, or jog their way along the trails of the Tanana Lakes Recreation Area (off South Cushman Street), and earn a prize by capturing a flag from a runner dressed as a “parkie-pine”. You don’t have to be in the fun run to…

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Panel Discussion: Hydraulic Fracturing in Cook Inlet

What: Panel Discussion: Hydraulic Fracturing in Cook Inlet From the Cook Inletkeeper Where: Islands and Ocean Center, 95 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK 99603 When: Tuesday, May 17th from 6:30-9:00pm Join us for a panel discussion on Tuesday, May 17th from 6:30-9:00pm at the Islands and Ocean Center. BlueCrest Energy’s plans to conduct offshore fracking operations north of Anchor Point have prompted widespread community concern. In response, Cook Inletkeeper will moderate a panel discussion with various agency, industry and NGO experts to provide details on the proposed operations, and to give local residents opportunities to pose questions and get answers. For more info contact…

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