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March Issue 5 2014

EDITORIAL: Resolution of damages necessary 25 years after Valdez

March 24 marked the 25th anniversary of the soiling of Alaska shores and waters by the oil of the Exxon Valdez.

March Issue 5 2014

Aniak mayor: Flood ins. rate hikes a burden in rural Alaska

One small-town Alaska mayor worries that rising costs for national flood insurance could be another reason for people to abandon life in rural Alaska.

Flashback: Exxon Valdez runs aground March Issue 5 2014

Flashback: Exxon Valdez runs aground

Editor’s note: Early on March 24, 1989, Dean Fosdick, the Alaska bureau chief of The Associated Press, was awakened around 5:30 a.m. by a phone call. The caller had a tip that a tanker had run aground outside Valdez.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger March Issue 5 2014

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation’s largest oil spill.

Holiday spirit lasts year-round for Pepperworth December Issue 4 2013

Holiday spirit lasts year-round for Pepperworth

Being a mechanical contractor is Nick Pepperworth’s day job. His second job — although he won’t admit it — is being a hero.

Federal managers seek to remove island cattle herds December Issue 4 2013

Federal managers seek to remove island cattle herds

There are herds of cattle on a pair of remote Alaska islands that have survived for decades despite any number of threats to their existence.

Made in Alaska: ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ set for Dec. 20 release December Issue 3 2013

Made in Alaska: ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ set for Dec. 20 release

Your best chance to see green grass in Alaska anytime soon will probably come on the big screen.

Four members of 212th Rescue Squadron receive Bronze Star December Issue 3 2013

Four members of 212th Rescue Squadron receive Bronze Star

CAMP DENALI — Four members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 212th Rescue Squadron were awarded the Bronze Star in a ceremony on Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson on Dec. 7.