Shop local: Alaskans can shop last minute for the holidays and still buy local.
Local logs: The Ketchikan-made alternative to regular logs now being sold at Alaska Walmarts. More of this, please.
Polar bears: First formal count of Alaska’s iconic bear shows the population is healthy.
Denny’s diners: After 44 years in business, problems with crime and homelessness close a Midtown landmark.
Missing humpbacks: Hawaii wants to know where its whales are. Alaska may have something to do with it. Sorry, whale watchers.
Bag ban: A petition to repeal Anchorage’s plastic bag ban is circulating.
– Sarah Erkmann Ward, Blueprint Alaska