Bumpersticker, Cordova, Alaska, Photographer Uknown

Cordova and the Copper River Highway


Even today you can see the bumperstickers around Cordova: There is not and never has been a road from Cordova to the rest of the world. There used to be a railroad from Cordova through Chitina to McCarthy, the Copper River & Northwestern Railroad. Cordova exists because of the railroad and the $200 million in…

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The Evil of Closed Sessions


The Alaska Legislature is still hard at work. For a given definition of “hard” and “work.” The Legislature is now in day 114 of its 90 day session and has yet to address any of the major financial crises facing the State of Alaska. One or another of the Republican majority-controlled houses will meet from time to…

Anchorage Legislative Information Office (Photo Erik Hill/ADN)

The Alaska Legislature Finally Goes Too Far


When the Republican majority coalition in the Alaska Legislature ignored the advice of WC and the instructions of their spouses and slashed the budget of the University of Alaska, WC was annoyed enough to politely criticize their error.1 When that same coalition proceeded with the folly of a concealed-carry law for the University of Alaska,…