Category: Politics

21st Century salmon

    As Alaska struggles to maintain commercial productivity in its most-valuable, wild-salmon fisheries,  competition in the fish market is looming on every horizon.   Land-based salmon farms are popping up in odd […]

Fishermen trouble

The 68-year-old president of the United Fishermen of Alaska – one of the 49th state’s most powerful lobbies – and three other commercial fishermen have been cited in Cordova for failing to […]

The hidden penis

Commentary In the painting that has stirred a touch of controversy in Anchorage, Alaska, a naked likeness of actor Chris Evans, the latest to play the comic-book hero Captain America, holds aloft the […]

Victim of the state

Once revered for world-leading skills at managing wild salmon, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game today finds itself under attack as incompetent as the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council begins court-ordered […]

Cue the debate

Alaska Sen. Cathy Giessel, a conservatively fiscal Anchorage Republican, has introduced legislation to up the fee on ice-gripping, motor-vehicle tire studs from $5 to $75 in the 49th state, thus fueling the […]