• Kikkan Randall: Tackling her toughest challenge yet with positivity and class. Cancer sucks. We’re still rooting for you, Kikkan.
• Goat fans: The goat yoga craze finds its way north.
• Arctic development: During a recent visit, Defense Secretary Mattis says U.S. needs to “up its game” in the Arctic. Alaskans: Yep. ‘Bout time.
• Eardrums: Airplane noise in Anchorage is awful this summer, likely to get worse.
• Dismal voter turnout: Voter participation of five percent may soon be history in the Mat-Su if activists succeed.