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 […]

Budget woes

As the Alaska state House and Senate prepare to sit down to reconcile budgets that take a blood-sucking mosquito bite out of state spending but nonetheless continue the dangerous and eventually doomed […]

Fish Econ 101

News analysis Inefficiency is the bane of business and the boom of local economies. Alaskans in territorial days understood. As Bob Bartlett, the Territory of Alaska’s delegate to the U.S. Senate, observed […]

No growth

The Cook Inlet sport fishing business – its overall value marked by the opening of Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops in Alaska’s largest city – remains a more than $800 million monster […]

Golden north

FAIRBANKS – A lot has changed in this northern frontier city of nine lives since the black gold started flowing south from Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay more than 40 years ago. As with […]

They’re baaack

Just in time for the Alaska tourist season, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is back to again torment Alaska’s legion of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race fans. The animal-rights […]

Attack chief

  A man identifying himself as “the chief of staff for Rep. Ivy Sponholz,” D-Anchorage, today eliminated another former employee of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from the pool of […]