My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

As falling global oil prices mean less revenue in Alaska, our elected leaders need to make sound budgetary decisions that solve the short-term problem without...
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...should know what the wilderness designation would mean. Many locations in the Tongass National Forest...label the federal government has.Wilderness means what it says. It means no driving. It means no building. It means no mining. It definitely...
It's not just about the cookies

...projects that spark their passions. For Daisies and Brownies, this might mean helping care for homeless pets at the animal shelter. For Seniors and Ambassadors, it might mean advocating for ways to end human trafficking. Along the way, Girl Scouts...
NASA brings earthquake monitoring to Ketchikan

...trying to figure out what the data actually means."What happens is we're picking up...time and data to do it - what does zero mean, what's the baseline when we erase all...teachers in the next few months, it will mean experiments like starting cars in the parking...
Shocked: VPSO accused of using Taser on 11-year-old

...were out of town at the time, and their children were staying at their grandparent's house. "I was in shock because, I mean, I did not hear of it. I did not know about it."The Alaska State Troopers, who supervise the law enforcement aspect of...
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...federal agencies, and the fact that there is no termination provided for in the law shouldn't be interpreted by the agency to mean there is one, Schechter argued.Congress was also explicit in the statute as to the Fish and Wildlife Service's responsibilities...
My Turn: Time to empower and employ the next generation of Alaska fishermen

...problem, we must also work toward effective solutions. Our aging fleet means many of the rights to Alaska fisheries will change hands in the next decade. What will this transfer mean for the well-being of coastal Alaska and those who call it home...
Slack Tide: It's raining men-clouds helmets? Tufted epaulets? Tuberculosis? Still, what a great time to be a big fat ginger - wait, I'm sorry; I mean a "red hot man-cloud" - especially a big fat ginger with a big fat ginger beard. There's more than a few of us up in Alaska...
Skijoring: Winter fun with your dog

...finding a niche in the Inland Northwest.Skijoring - derived from a Norwegian word that means ski driving - involves being pulled on skis by various means including horses or motor vehicles.The canine-powered version is like dog-sledding...
My Turn: SB21 is broken

...for operating expenditures, and $23.78 for capital expenditures (page 99 of Fall 2014 RSB). Do the math, folks. It means expenses are more than the oil's value and the state was/is losing $5.43/bbl of oil produced. That's a negative...


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