Subsistence coverage: Journalist Julia O’Malley wins a James Beard Award for her article on teenage whaler Chris Apassingok.
BP Teachers: Awesome teachers, awesome recognition.
Spenardians: An iconic bar returns to the neighborhood with the same name, per locals’ request. Climb back on the Carousel.
Alaska Airlines: Virgin America is history. Alaskans’ favorite airline is now #MostWestCoast.
Ninety-day legislative session: UGH.
Spenard palm tree: Who knew a ratty old sign could evoke such a response from the Feds.
Muni election budget: Mail-in ballots increased turnout, but those votes came at a cost. As in, double.
– Sarah Erkmann Ward, Blueprint Alaska