PORT OF TACOMA – On the road for 2,500 miles through the American Heartland from near the Motor City that shaped the nation’s 20th century to the edge of the Pacific Ocean, […]
Eighty-seven years ago with the country mired in the depths of the Great Depression and the warning signs of global war already on the horizon, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously told […]
In this the holiday season in a United States heavy on fear, anger and acrimony, could there be a better time to look at the data on how far we have come […]
Strange are the passions of humans in how they come and go. As a kid, I was a fishing nut. Couldn’t get enough. Almost every summer day, there was fishing somewhere. We […]
No public policy debate in the U.S. today involves more simple ignorance than the discussion of gun control, a fact presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke sadly underlined Thursday during the Democrat presidential debate. […]
For anyone who wonders why President Donald Trump’s regular and often erroneous rantings about “fake news” resonate so well with a certain segment of America, here’s a reason why: “Bear meat is […]
By Jill Burke for craigmedred.news Far from the metropolitan areas that today dominate the American consciousness, remote in relation to the contiguous United States, the community of Bethel, AK population 6,300 – […]
Bear spray, yes or no?
In the wake of a bear attack in which bear spray didn’t work, in a world with animal attacks trending upward, more than a few Alaskans are pondering the effectiveness of the popular […]
Alaska’s everyday guns
c I walked up to a policeman yesterday carrying one of the world’s most powerful handguns in a holster in my right hand. He noticed. How could he not? But he didn’t […]
No, yes; here we go again
Forty years ago, I surely wasn’t the only student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a shotgun in his dorm room. Was it legal? Who knows? Who asked?