Author: Caroline Biscotti

Letter: New use for old bags

Letter: New use for old bags

There‘s been a great deal of buzz on what businesses are to do about the overstock of plastic bags when the Anchorage municipal ban goes into place early next year. I seem to recall an article about a high school that was creating “sleeping mats” for the homeless out of these bags. Maybe they should be donated to a homeless […]

The story behind the no-jail, ‘one free pass’ plea deal that drew outrage in Alaska

The story behind the no-jail, ‘one free pass’ plea deal that drew outrage in Alaska

When Justin Schneider stepped out of an Anchorage courtroom in September with that left him no more jail time to serve for choking and sexually assaulting a young woman, outrage quickly followed. The resolution of the case — and the prosecutor‘s comment that Schneider was given “one free pass” — has inspired soul-searching and rage about Alaska‘s high rates of sexual violence, especially among […]

The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say

The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say

The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the globe’s top scientific body studying climate change. With global emissions showing few signs of slowing and the United […]

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Senate speech on why she opposed Kavanaugh

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Senate speech on why she opposed Kavanaugh

The following is a transcript of remarks by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, given Friday evening on the floor of the U.S. Senate, as provided by her office: “I‘ve come to the floor this evening to share my thoughts on what has been an extraordinarily long, difficult, and truly painful process. As we took up the cloture motion on the nomination […]

A record 31 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Kodiak next year

A record 31 cruise ships are scheduled to visit Kodiak next year

KODIAK — Kodiak is expecting 31 cruise ships next year, the most vessels the island city has seen in a single year, officials said. The last cruise ship of the season docked in Kodiak recently, bringing the 2018 total to 19 vessels, the Kodiak Daily Mirror d. Discover Kodiak Director Aimee Williams said “word is getting out” about what the […]

Defiant Republicans hope Kavanaugh fight will stoke their voters next month

Defiant Republicans hope Kavanaugh fight will stoke their voters next month

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans were defiant on Sunday, one day after Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice, brushing aside concerns about how they handled the brutal confirmation process and the potential costs in next month’s midterm elections. But Republicans also faced sharp questions about the fallout in a fast-changing country that has seen the #MeToo […]