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Marijuana legal, but finances remain in black market

Conrad Daley, executive director of the Alaska Cannabis Grower's Association, tried to get his organization a bank account for months, and has yet to keep one.
An Outdoor View: Fish wars

Seduced by the word "fish," I watched the reality TV show "Alaska Fish Wars" on National Geographic Channel last year.
Hip Hop Culture

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The sign at the entrance to an old retail space, hidden behind shopping carts in an aging East Anchorage mall, declared: "Closed due to no heat." George Martinez ignored the sign and unlocked the dark double-doors.
Farm to fiber: Natural fiber industry grows

Producers, hobbyists and the curious will converge at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik this weekend for the third annual Fiber Arts Festival to feel out all things "thread." The event will be held Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Voices of the Peninsula: Some Alaskans first, some dead last, and most left out

...more respectful decision to have our personal use, sport, and commercial user groups sharing both the bounty of abundance and the burden of shortfalls as they will inevitably occur. Paul Dale is president of the Alaska Salmon Alliance.
Community talks marijuana, agriculture, film and tax cuts during town hall

Distilled down to a few concepts, community members told their local legislators that they'd like to see the state spend more responsibly - maybe with an eye toward a few local special interests - and that marijuana regulation needed careful attention, though how new rules should be split between personal consumption, medical use and potential criminalization was far from clear.
SJR3 an attack on Alaska judges, the Judiciary Council and judicial selection procedures

...higher-standards of procedure for judicial selection in Alaska.Barbara McDaniel is a life-long Alaskan resident and President of the Alaska National Organization for Women.
Medicaid expansion event brings out lawmakers

JUNEAU - Legislators, aides and others heard an alternate viewpoint on Medicaid expansion Wednesday from a senior fellow with an organization that has referred to the "dangers" expansion poses in states that opt for it.
Voices of Alaska: A 'fix' in search of a flaw

...proposal is a fix in search of a flaw, and should fail. Geoffry B. Wildridge is an attorney from Fairbanks and president of the Alaska Bar Association. The opinions expressed here are his own.
Firefighters converge on Kenai

The last time 300 firefighters were on the Central Kenai Peninsula, a wildfire consumed nearly 200,000 acres of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Starting Saturday through Sept.


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