Category: Commentary

Indian country

  News analysis   Just in time for the political season in Alaska, the administration of President Donald Trump has withdrawn and is reviewing a Department of the Interior decision on lands-into-trust that […]

Rescued

  BIG PORTAGE LAKE, MICH. – The difference between getting in trouble in the civilized world and getting in trouble in the wilds of Alaska could not have been better illustrated than […]

Good old days

The supposedly Edenesque days of early America being uncovered at an archeological dig in Mexico are looking ever more hell like. It is one of the darker parts of the emerging picture […]

Life with bear(s)

The little bear had found his personal patch of heaven, a field of horsetail and dandelions. Favored black bear foods both. Unfortunately, this bear’s wild garden was growing along our road home. […]

Two-faced Alaska

On the horizon north of Alaska’s largest city, the continent’s tallest peak loomed resplendent Sunday against the evening light in the land of the midnight sun, and if you knew personally the […]

Agreeable news

Maybe part of what’s wrong with journalism today is not journalists, but readers. You don’t have to engage in many conversations about the news to find people whose main complaint is that […]

Word control

What a week in Alaska journalism, and it’s only Thursday. First we get the KTVA cowboys staking out an aggressive mama moose on the Glenn Highway bike path for more than an […]

Copy and ink

They laid Jim Macknicki to rest on Thursday. He was a man who spent most of his adult life doing the most thankless job in journalism with devotion and integrity. I knew him […]