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Breaking: Biden to put moratorium on ANWR on Wednesday afternoon

President-elect Joe Biden is going to sign an executive order placing a moratorium on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Must Read Alaska has learned. It will be among Biden’s initial acts on his first day of office and [...]

2021-01-20T03:44:36+00:00January 20, 2021|Alaska|

Sen. Shelley Hughes is majority leader of Senate

The Alaska Senate Republicans have announced their leadership organization with the following senators: Shelley Hughes, Majority LeaderMia Costello, WhipGary Stevens, RulesFinance co-chairs: Bert Stedman and Click BishopPresident, Peter Micciche The caucus is based on the principle of a “Caucus of [...]

2021-01-19T22:38:29+00:00January 19, 2021|Alaska|

Leases issued for ANWR coastal plain oil and gas

The Bureau of Land Management announced today that it signed and issued leases on nine of the tracts that received qualifying bids from the first-ever oil and gas lease sale for the Coastal Plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This means the BLM has [...]

2021-01-19T21:37:39+00:00January 19, 2021|Alaska|

Political purity test fail: National Guard removes two men from inaugu…

According to national news sources, two members of the National Guard have been removed from duties surrounding the inauguration of Joe Biden. The New York Times says they had “links to right-wing extremist movements,” citing a Pentagon official who declined [...]

2021-01-19T19:35:40+00:00January 19, 2021|Alaska|

Class warfare: Students in Anchorage will be forced to kneel for hours…

Some of the youngest students returning to classes today in Anchorage will enter a dystopian classroom world, where they must kneel for hours on end on the floor while masked, and have no recess or art or physical expression. Pre-K–2, [...]

2021-01-19T14:30:30+00:00January 19, 2021|Alaska|

Alaska Magazine | Ask Alaska: Photographing Sasquatch

Photographing sasquatch art by Tim Bower.Q: What are the guidelines for safely and respectfully photographing Sasquatch? A: Cryptid photography is dangerous and should only be attempted by hardcore professionals. Each year, we lose dozens of squatch photographers in the Alaska [...]

2021-01-19T12:28:31+00:00January 19, 2021|Alaska|

Must Read: 1776 Report – Must Read Alaska

The 1776 Commission, created by executive order of President Donald Trump and comprised of scholars and historians, released its report rebutting reckless “re-education” attempts, such as the New York Times’ 1619 project, which seek to reframe American history around the [...]

2021-01-19T05:21:40+00:00January 19, 2021|Alaska|

A fresh, more productive approach to legislative budget analysis?

Until proven otherwise, many legislative observers are saying that Alexei Painter, the young director of the Alaska Legislative Finance Division for the past five months, is the real deal: A knowledgeable, politically neutral, good-faith analyst working to inform the Legislature [...]

2021-01-19T00:16:27+00:00January 19, 2021|Alaska|

National Guard used political purity test on guardsmen prior to DC tri…

Most civilians would be forgiven if they believed that when you join the National Guard, you’re vetted for fitness, patriotism, and duty to country, and that you wouldn’t have to be re-vetted for patriotism and duty prior to an assignment. [...]

2021-01-18T03:57:34+00:00January 18, 2021|Alaska|

Tier 1: What if COVID ended up saving the State millions?

File this under idle speculation: COVID could end up saving the State of Alaska millions of dollars. That’s because COVID-19 kills off the elderly more aggressively than other groups. NPR reports that due to COVID-19 deaths last year, life expectancy [...]

2021-01-17T22:52:27+00:00January 17, 2021|Alaska|

Alaska’s National Guard goes to DC for inauguration

The Alaska National Guard deploying to Washington, D.C. to guard the incoming president during the inauguration. But it’s typical for Alaska to send National Guardsmen — as a custom, they come from every state during inaugurations. About 8,000 National Guard members were [...]

2021-01-17T21:51:29+00:00January 17, 2021|Alaska|

Republicans kicked out of Capitol meeting rooms by Sen. John Coghill

Republicans caucusing in Alaska’s Capitol have been kicked out of the  Fahrenkamp and Butrovich committee rooms (203 and 205), based on a complaint made by the Senate secretary about some of them not wearing masks. The complaint was made by [...]

2021-01-17T16:46:55+00:00January 17, 2021|Alaska|

House Republicans staying together at 20, with three days to go until …

The House Republicans issued a press release on Saturday afternoon, saying all 20 Republican are sticking together. There are actually 21 Republicans in the House, but Kodiak’s Louise Stutes has said she would not caucus with the Republicans, which has [...]

2021-01-17T01:31:31+00:00January 17, 2021|Alaska|

U.S. State Department: In 2019, Chinese researchers had COVID-19-like …

The U.S. State Department says that in the autumn of 2019, before the first identified case of COVID-19, several researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology became sick with an illness that may have been COVID-19. “This raises questions about [...]

2021-01-16T21:27:44+00:00January 16, 2021|Alaska|

Rivera recall petition accepted, will be on ballot, unless court stops…

The petition to recall Anchorage Assembly Chairman Felix Rivera has enough valid signatures to place the question on the April 6 ballot. The only thing that can stop it now is the lawsuit that Rivera filed on Jan. 5 to [...]

2021-01-16T01:06:33+00:00January 16, 2021|Alaska|

Alaska Magazine | Q&A with the Founder of the Denali Film Festival

No place else offers the cinematic expanse and grandeur of Denali National Park, making it the ideal location for a film festival highlighting land, adventure, and environmental responsibility. The founder of the Denali Film Festival, Kimberly Braun, grew up in [...]

2021-01-15T12:53:54+00:00January 15, 2021|Alaska|

Historic: Anchorage Assembly OKs govt-to-govt relationship with Eklutn…

The Anchorage Assembly has passed a resolution setting up a government-to-government relationship that acknowledges the sovereignty of the Village of Eklutna. The village will now formally take up its own resolution to reflect the agreement, said Aaron Leggett, village president [...]

2021-01-15T07:48:36+00:00January 15, 2021|Alaska|

Report: Alaska Airlines, others are banning guns in checked luggage to…

Leading up to the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, a handful of airlines will prohibit guns being shipped in checked luggage. The gun ban from Alaska, United, and Delta appears to apply only to flights to Washington, D.C., [...]

2021-01-15T02:43:46+00:00January 15, 2021|Alaska|

Dimond Center mall to close on Sunday ‘out of abundance of caution’

TREE OF LIBERTY WEBSITE IS NOW ‘RICKROLL’ SITE After a national group named the Dimond Center mall in South Anchorage as a site for an armed-but-peaceful protest on Sunday, the mall owners have decided to close the mall and parking [...]

2021-01-15T00:41:33+00:00January 15, 2021|Alaska|

The ‘Blue Canoe,’ Chilkat ferry has sunk in Anacortes

It’s no longer part of the Alaska Marines Highway fleet and hasn’t been for generations, but the old Chilkat ferry continues its journey, for now, underwater. The vessel broke free from its moorings in Anacortes, Wash. on Tuesday during a [...]

2021-01-14T22:39:34+00:00January 14, 2021|Alaska|

Don Young votes against impeachment, explains why

Congressman Don Young stood with the majority of Republicans who voted against the hastily drawn articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The impeachment articles did pass, however, with 10 Republicans voting with all the Democrats to impeach on one [...]

2021-01-14T01:18:47+00:00January 14, 2021|Alaska|

On eve of second impeachment, Anchorage Assembly condemns Trump suppor…

A resolution condemning violence in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6 was vigorously debated during the Anchorage Assembly meeting on Tuesday, after conservatives in the room took issue with the way it blames Trump supporters, and won’t acknowledge that Alaskans [...]

2021-01-14T00:17:33+00:00January 14, 2021|Alaska|

RIP Anchorage: List of dead businesses read aloud at Assembly meeting …

Citizens testifying at the Anchorage Assembly meeting read aloud the list of businesses in Anchorage that have died due to the shutdown orders that have continued for the better part of a year. In protest of extending the emergency authority [...]

2021-01-13T21:14:33+00:00January 13, 2021|Alaska|

Alaska Magazine | Massive, Old Volcanic Eruptions on the Seward Penins…

Volcanic eruptions on the Seward Peninsula formed maars, like Devil Mountain Maar pictured here, that are larger than those found anywhere else on Earth. NPS photo. Volcanoes in Alaska are most often associated with the Ring of Fire, which stretches [...]

2021-01-13T12:05:27+00:00January 13, 2021|Alaska|

Anchorage Assembly to vote Tuesday on more taxes for area homeowners

The Anchorage Assembly will be voting on a package of bonds on Tuesday that will be placed on the April 6 ballot. The bonds total approximately $60 million and come with a mechanism to bypass the tax cap, because if [...]

2021-01-12T07:37:28+00:00January 12, 2021|Alaska|

Details: How to get second small business PPP loans

The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program officially reopened on Jan. 11. The agency is accepting what “first-draw” loans from small businesses that have not yet gotten a PPP loan. Those small businesses must work through lenders the government categorizes [...]

2021-01-12T04:33:27+00:00January 12, 2021|Alaska|

House Chair on Homeland Security says Sen. Cruz should be on TSA ‘no f…

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo. should be placed on the TSA “no fly” list, for their part in challenging the Electoral College, said the House Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. [...]

2021-01-11T23:26:39+00:00January 11, 2021|Alaska|

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

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 to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The [...]

2021-01-11T22:25:45+00:00January 11, 2021|Alaska|

Dimond Center says no armed protest allowed on premises

The Dimond Center, Alaska’s biggest mall, says that a planned protest on Jan. 17 may not take place on its premises in Anchorage. Dimond Center management issued a public statement about a nationwide rally that organizers are planning for that [...]

2021-01-11T21:23:36+00:00January 11, 2021|Alaska|

Alaska Green Party decertified by national over going rogue

The Green Party’s National Committee on Monday removed accreditation from the Green Party of Alaska, after Alaska’s party went rogue and nominated Jesse Ventura for president and Cynthia McKinney for Vice President in 2020. The Green Party disaffiliation from Alaska’s [...]

2021-01-11T18:20:32+00:00January 11, 2021|Alaska|
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