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Welcoming literary citizens: An interview with 49 Writers' new director Erin Hollowell

For Erin Coughlin Hollowell, the poet who in early July became executive director of Alaska's largest writing group, 49 Writers, part of being a writer is being a good literary citizen, and part of being a good literary...
My Turn: If it's broke ... fix it

July 1 is the most anticipated day of the year for Alaska trollers. It marks the start of the summer king season when there are usually lots of salmon to catch and the fishing grounds are fully open for exploration.
Alaska First Lady named honorary chairwoman of Alaska Children's Trust

...thrilled to have Mrs. Walker serve as honorary chair for the Alaska Children's Trust," said Trevor Storrs, Executive Director of Alaska Children's Trust. "Investing in our children safeguards their wellbeing, and assures the future success...
Bulldog reporter Tkacz dies at 61

Bob Tkacz may not have always been well-liked, but he was always respected, according to those who knew the longtime reporter. Tkacz was found dead Tuesday evening in his Fourth Street office in Juneau. He was 61.
State tries to encourage turnover in public housing

ANCHORAGE - State officials are trying to increase turnover in public housing.
New writer laureate bridges cultures, disciplines

...her unique among our Writer Laureates; she is the first Alaska Native to hold the title. Shannon E. Daut, Executive Director of Alaska State Council on the Arts, said the council was thrilled to honor Dauenhauer."Nora is the first Alaska...
Senate Dems slam abortion bill as 'offensive'

...mothers," said Gardner. "How on earth can we expect them to report to law enforcement?"Matt Johnson, executive director of Alaska Right to Life, called French's characterization of the bill's "promptly report" provision "a little...
House panel restricts funding for abortions

...that are medically necessary instead of using abortion as a form of birth control," said Karen Vosburgh, executive director of Alaska Right to Life. Juneau Democratic Sen. Kim Elton objected that the bill is "substituting political judgment...
Alaska tops EPA's list for toxic chemical releases

...Environmentalists used the report as fodder to attack both the mining industry and government regulators. Pam Miller, executive director of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, said Red Dog's waste-rock piles have the potential to leach acid runoff into...
Six candidates vie for seats on Assembly

On the last day of filing for the October Assembly election, two people declared their bids.


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