Senator Lisa Murkowski, Climate Change Denier (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Following Up and Following Down: February 2015


Yes, it’s true. To paraphrase the boys at Car Talk, you’ve wasted another perfectly good month reading Wickersham’s Conscience. It’s already time for another quick recap, a smirking wink at Real Journalism, as WC revisits earlier posts and omitted stories. Sometime this month, the National and Alaska media woke up and discovered that – gasp –…

Donna Turner, Convicted Felon

Tales from Wasilla: Donna Turner


Strictly speaking, this is a tale from Big Lake, not Wasilla, but from anywhere outside of Mat-Su, it’s more or less the same place. The Big Lake Chamber of Commerce let Donna Turner, owner of a wedding rental shop, serve as treasurer for a reported eight years, apparently without audit or bonding. Turner embezzled some…

North Pole Refinery, a/k/a Flint Hills

Alaska Energy Prices: A Primer


Reader AKNRC wonders, I’ve always wondered how these politicians can claim that drilling here in the U.S. will assuredly bring lower prices for gas & oil in the states. If this were true, why is it that Alaska has some of the highest gas prices in the country? Is there anything drilled for in AK…

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An Open Letter to Senator Cathy Geissel


Dear Senator Geissel: I have reviewed Senate Joint Resolution 11, introduced and sponsored by you. The title of the resolution is embarrassing, “Urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to acquire the area commonly known as Central Park on Manhattan in New York City on behalf of the federal government; urging…