Legacy: Legendary Coach Chuck White passes away. Alaska mourns, but his legacy lives on in the thousands of lives he influenced.
Seat belts: Alaskans are using them more often, saving lives.
Sewage: Yep. The Petersburg sewage treatment project wins an EPA award. That doesn’t stink.
First oil: Oil finally flows at Mustang, the latest oil field developed by an independent company.
Online retailers: A coalition of municipalities/boroughs aims to collect online sales taxes.
Caribou: Mulchatna caribou herd in Southwest Alaska plummets in number, puzzling scientists.
Beer festival: Longtime beer and barley wine festival calls it quits.
– Sarah Erkmann Ward, Blueprint Alaska