Wildlife Spy: The scream you can't hear

The air is full of screams ... you just can't hear them. From spring through early fall, bats fly over Southeast Alaska, using high-pitched sounds to track down their insect prey. With their...
Letter: Progressives can vote with pride for Cathy Munoz

...shaping a new house majority that better balances fiscally conservative values with equal rights and social justice. This past spring, I asked Cathy why she co-sponsored HB139, a democrat-sponsored bill that would stop employment and housing discrimination...
Early favorite American Pharoah withdrawn from Breeders' Cup

...Baffert said, adding that the horse appears to walk fine. "We're hopeful he'll be all right and you'll see him in the spring."Owner Ahmed Zayat tweeted that he was "crushed" and "devastated" but couldn't take a chance "with a special colt...
Law regulates use of restraint in schools

...Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, who introduced the bill. Dunks even testified at legislative hearings held in the spring."I told them what had happened to my son," she said. "I let (the legislators) know that this is happening in schools...
Bartlett CCU receives $94,000 donation

...otherwise be purchased, Uchytil said. The foundation raises funds through events like the Fahrenkamp Golf Classic in early spring and the Seafood Gala, which started last year. Funds are also raised through planned giving, payroll deductions in partnership...
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...give them powers to prohibit sales, McGuire said.Colorado Springs, for example, has banned marijuana sales three times but...through various loopholes. A "smoking lounge" in Colorado Springs charges a cover fee, for example, and gives away marijuana...
Semi-Southeast Adventure: Paddling the Nisutlin River

...afternoon, Bjorn found me. Relatively short wilderness sojourn complete, we headed to Whitehorse for some live music and hot springs.Bjorn had been curious about the Nisutlin, as one man he'd talked to had told him it was his favorite river. Just the...
Controversial KSM mine gets key permits

...delegation asking for involvement on the issue. A group of Southeast Alaska representatives flew to Washington, D.C. in the spring to do so. Some cities and boroughs are joining in as well; Dave Jack, Wrangell's mayor, sent a letter Sept. 22 to Alaska's...
My Turn: If pot law passes, Alaskans will be in control

...molecular biology at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He and a group of advocates in Alaska wrote Ballot Measure 2 in the spring of 2013 and formed a group to support its passage. He currently serves as chair of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like...
What's in Bloom: Prepping primula

...shows that it is already poised for next spring's bloom. This bud is called a resting bud which many spring-blooming plants produce during the fall...year's growth and ready to greet next spring's warmth with an explosion of blossoms...


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