Tales from Wasilla: Railroaded


One of Alaska’s boondoggles is back in the news: the Mat Su Borough’s hugely expensive, still incomplete railroad to Port MacKenzie. So far, Alaska has invested more than $180 million on a railroad spur from the existing main line of the Alaska Railroad to Port MacKenzie. The money has run out with at least $125…

Call WC Eeyore

WC’s Eeyore to Wohlforth’s Tigger


Alaska Dispatch News columnist Charles Wohlforth wrote a nice, thoughtful opinion piece for the paper recently, headlined “Alaska’s economy hasn’t hit bottom yet. But you can see it from here.” Well, maybe, but only at the bottom of a very deep, very dark hole. WC is Eeyore to Wohlforth’s perhaps overly optimistic Tigger. The problem…