Something stinks in Southwest Alaska.
“But your critics say it is a tax increase.” — George Stephanopoulos
June 20 was more than just the 35th anniversary of the first Prudhoe Bay oil flowing down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.
“Glacial” is the word most often used to describe the North Pacific Fishery Management Council process, but that’s actually unfair to glaciers.
Two out of three ain’t bad, unless you’re talking about trawl halibut bycatch.
For those of us among the vast majority of Americans who believe the current national debt and budget deficit are an immediate threat to our future prosperity, nothing is quite so maddening as the unending stream of red ink pouring out of Washington, D.C., and the political cowardice that allows it to continue unabated.
Sgt. Brian L. Walker did have enemies, but they weren’t at Juan Cosato’s barbershop in his hometown of Lucerne Valley.
The equity markets lost some ground in April as renewed fears of a European crack up and slower U.S. growth rattled investors here and abroad. This offset the good news of strong U.S. first quarter corporate earnings. And, worries about oil supply disruptions out of the Middle East seem to be ebbing.
Something big is coming up, and I don’t mean a halibut. After years of study and foot-dragging, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council is finally considering reducing the outrageous amount of halibut bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska.
Soccer balls…motorcycles…reminders of the massive tsunami in Japan a year ago are now appearing along Alaska’s coastlines.