Robin O'Donoghue

Robin O'Donoghue

Born and raised in Fairbanks, Robin O'Donoghue worked as a legislative aide for several years. He currently works as the communications manager for the Alaska Public Interest Research Group and lives in Anchorage.

The Alaska State Capitol on May 5, 2022 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Lisa Phu/Alaska Beacon)

Alaskans shouldn’t cover personal legal costs of governor, attorney general and lieutenant governor

By: and - September 9, 2023

It’s a tired game of deja vu: Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Attorney General Treg Taylor are again attempting to change regulations so that the state of Alaska has to cover legal costs for the governor, attorney general, and lieutenant governor if they are under investigation for dishonest and unethical misconduct. The public has until Sept. […]

The trans-Alaska pipeline is seen on Sept. 19 in Fairbanks. This portion of the pipeline is 450 miles south of Prudhoe Bay. Hilcorp Energy Co., through its subsidiary Harvest Midstream, now own the approximately 49% share previously owned by BP. The Regulatory Commisison of Alaska gave final approval to the acquisition in December of 2020.(Photo by Yereth Rosen/Alaska Beacon)

Alaskans deserve to know more about companies profiting from our natural resources, like Hilcorp

By: and - May 16, 2023

On June 28, the Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments on the city of Valdez’s cases related to the Regulatory Commission of Alaska’s approval of the BP-Hilcorp deal. Alaska Supreme Court oral arguments are open to the public and will also be livestreamed. Though the seduction of the summer outdoors is strong, Alaskans need to […]

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Alaska Online Checkbook Act will shine a light on state government’s finances

By: - September 22, 2022

The Alaska Online Checkbook Act (AOCA) became the law of the land earlier this month. The AOCA’s legislative intent is to promote transparency and to improve the disclosure of our Alaska government’s revenue and expenditures. The Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG) championed the legislation, known as Senate Bill 25 and sponsored by Sen. Bill […]