As Alaska salmon processors head into the fishing season hopeful of dodging the perils of the pandemic, a new report on the meat and poultry industries paints a portrait of a problem-filled […]
Finally a hint of good news for the isolated fishing port of Cordova that has been in a tailspin since fall when a cash-strapped state of Alaska cut ferry service. Then came […]
Worldwide, more than 1.5 million people per year were dying from lung infections – 60 percent of them caused by viruses – before the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 emerged earlier this year to spawn […]
Iced out salmon?
The season of the salmon in the year of the COVID is not starting off well in the 49th state. A dismal opening for the fabled Copper River salmon fishery on Thursday […]
Pray for rain?
If the future is destined to track a new, COVID-19 study out of China, Alaskans might want to start hoping for a warm, wet summer. European scientists last month linked the rise […]
News analysis Almost 100 years ago in a now little read short story titled “The Rich Boy,” the late American author F. Scott Fitzgerald observed that the rich “are different from you […]
The season begins
The Alaska fishing season in the Year of COVID-19 is off to a very rocky start. Salmon catches in the fabled Copper River fishery were far below expectations on Thursday with […]
Masks and guns
If you live in Alaska, there are situations in which a firearm just might save you from being mauled or killed by a grizzly bear. With the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the loose, […]
COVID hits kings
Alaska’s first big, commercial salmon fishery of the season will open this week sans what has become the traditional Seattle fanfare. Blame COVID-19. With Seattle restaurants still in lockdown to slow the […]
The Big Empty
News analysis The federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Friday reported its busiest day at U.S. airports since March 25. Just under 215,500 people passed through TSA checkpoints on that day – […]