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Getting Your Priorities All Wrong


The Alaska Legislature adjourned without acting on any of the issues on its agenda.1 The Legislature, faced with the gravest fiscal crisis in its history, bailed. The Republican Majority Coalition didn’t even hold a substantive hearing. It’s the greatest legislative abdication of constitutional responsibility in WC’s memory. In the absence of legislative action, 70% or…

Alaska House Rep. Shelley Hughes (R, Palmer)

Governor Walker Tries Again


The Alaska Legislature demonstrated its mind-boggling incompetence and ineffectiveness by adjourning without addressing the greatest financial crisis in Alaska’s history. It’s really that simple. Further degradation of the state’s credit rating? No response. The certainty that Alaska will exhaust the Constitutional Budget Reserve in the next two years? No effect. One of WC’s high school…

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…