Tag: alaska

Climate normal

Snow was falling heavily again in Alaska’s largest metro area on Monday to torment those who confuse weather and climate. Blame the local newspaper. There is a time-worn adage in journalism that […]

Tangled nets

The day after the Alaska Legislature blocked the confirmation of a Board of Fisheries (BOF) appointee amid allegations he sexually harassed multiple employees of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the […]

Fatal rumors

      In a historic and unprecedented move, the Alaska Legislature Wednesday night vetoed a gubernatorial appointment on the basis of a #metoo rumor. The vote came after Rep. Ivy Sponholz, […]

Oh crap

  If mountain climbers crap in the Alaska wilderness, does anyone notice? Only if the news leaks out. Then in the brave, new world of super-hyped jour-no-lism, look out.

Fair-undrum

News analysis The commendable thing about humanity is that humans, at least many of them, believe in the fundamental, philosophical ideals of equality, justice and fairness. But what happens in a complex […]

Fish fight

The Senate Resource Committee spent hours Wednesday listening to Alaskans testify that a former member of the Board of Fisheries either brought a hint of fairness to an unfair government regulatory body […]

The target

Yet again Alaska appears to be gearing up for a big fight focused on one of the state’s smallest commercial fisheries. The United Fishermen of Alaska, one of the most politically powerful […]

Gone fish?

Officials with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game say they’re sticking with a forecast for another boom year for pink salmon despite a first-ever, international survey of the Gulf of Alaska […]