The Alaska Report has added three blogs to their site. One is on Alaska politics. One is on Alaska media. And Alaska Report is hosting Ray Metcalfe's new blog.
Ray, seen here accepting the 2007 Alaska Muckraker of the Year Award from Cook Inlet Keeper in Homer last November 30, has had a web presence for a while at the Republican Moderate Party site. You can contact Ray there, but there's no comment section.
Ray has kicked off the blog with a newly expanded and updated version of his document/report, Military Housing, Political Influence & Real Estate Transactions. He calls it An argument in support of the “Clean Elections Initiative.”
I suggest you download the paper - it is an ms word file. Ray suggested to me back in early December that he believes Mark Begich's hands are in some real estate deals that could get him and a few of his buddies into some serious trouble with the law.
Metcalfe appears to have modified and added information about Mayor Begich since a shorter version of his document was distributed last summer. Given the fact that the original created quite a stir, with some ADN political blog commenters back then suggesting that Metcalfe might be sued by Begich for defamation, the re-publication of this material in slightly modified form is interesting - and provocative.
The Alaska Report media blog writes right off about Steve Aufrecht's column comparing Anchorage Daily News (actually, a reprint of a Tundra Drums story) and Newsweek stories about aspects of Alaska village life.
I've added the three blogs to our blogroll at PA.
Update - Thursday morning: I've also added subarctic mama to the progressive blog roll!