Category: News

Cash cows

Almost 3 million people visited Alaska’s national parks and preserves last year, and if a new study out from the National Park Service can be believed, they were worth $678.02 per head […]

OTJ assault

For the second time in three years, a journalist has been assaulted on the job in Alaska, but this time the victim says she doesn’t think she was the intended target. Radio […]

The fun begins

After dismal, back-to-back starts to Alaska’s season of the salmon in 2017 and 2018, there appear to be 2019 reasons for 49th state fishermen to be optimistic. Or should that be 25,523 […]

Northern fitness

Despite being dragged down by Anchorage’s lack of sidewalks and its disconnected network of multi-use/bike trails, Alaska’s largest city scores big in the American Fitness Index just released by American College of […]

Metabolic theory

A sweeping study of marine phytoplankton has brought into question the idea that global ocean productivity is declining because of climate change. Swiss scientists who claim to have completed “the first analysis […]

Danger land

Once again the dangerous tourist season in the north is underway with six people dead in a floatplane collision at the southern end of the Alaska Panhandle and an injured snowboarder rescued […]

Explosive question

When well-meaning Alaska lawmaker Geran Tarr decided to join the collective of state legislators around the country considering increases in the minimum-wage, she turned to her official Facebook page to open a […]

Welcome invader

For almost 90 years, people have been trying to introduce ring-necked pheasants to Alaska without luck, and yet the species never really disappears. Credit, or blame, the human yearning for some little […]