• Alaska proud: Lydia Jacoby wins Olympic gold and silver, and hometown Seward shows the world what it means to celebrate.
• Veterans totem pole: Unique artwork erected in Hoonah honors veterans. A beautiful testament.
• Chief Kenneth McCoy: Chief McCoy officially becomes Anchorage’s first Black police chief on police department’s 100-year anniversary.
• Delta variant surge: Just when we thought COVID-19 was in the rearview mirror, the variant roars back.
• More closures: Anchorage fan-favorite Bradley House succumbs to the virus.
• New car sales: Good luck trying to find one. Supply chain troubles mean dealer lots are almost bare.
– Sarah Erkmann Ward, Blueprint Alaska