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Farm tours: A new tour in Palmer shows consumers where those amazing vegetables come from.

Bristol Bay fishery: The early sockeye run smashes records to date, and 1.7 million reds were caught in one day.

State revenue: Oil prices are up, and Alaska is receiving more revenue than predicted. Welcome news for cash-strapped budgets.

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Dumped fish: Alaskans seethe at the wanton waste.

Campaign signs: Ubiquitous signs along roadways can be illegal. The Department of Transportation promises a crackdown.

Video rentals: Alaska’s last remaining Blockbuster store has closed. Nostalgia abounds among die-hard DVD fans.

Sarah Erkmann Ward, Blueprint Alaska

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