Trash Talk: 4/20 Organizers Forced to Step Up Their Garbage Game

Early in the morning after the massive 4/20 rally in Toronto last month, organizer Chris Goodwin drove past the public square where the rally had taken place. He liked what he saw. “The square looked like we had never been there,” he says. “That is what we wanted — clean in, clean out with no damage […]

AK: Fire investigators train to determine how blazes begin

Firefighters with Capital City Fire/Rescue put out last of the hot spots in a staged room during a recent fire investigator training exercise at Juneau’s Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center. (Photo by Matt Miller/KTOO) When a fire breaks out, it’s not always obvious how it started. Not only could the entire structure be wiped out, […]

5 Excellent Funk Albums to Listen to While High

Originating in the 1960s, funk music was brought earthside by black American musicians who mixed rhythm, blues, soul, and jazz to give birth to a new genre of music that is as groovy as it is dance-inducing. Placing heavy emphasis on bass and drums, funk music is a distinctive genre that gets its name from […]

Feds will take over Lower And Middle Kuskokwim beginning June 12

“Chinook salmon, Yukon Delta NWR.” Photo: Craig Springer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Via Flickr Creative Commons. Beginning June 12, management of king salmon on the lower and middle Kuskokwim River will switch from state to federal control. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hand over management to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. […]

50 Years Ago: What Was the Summer of Love Like, Grandpa?

Fifty years ago the Summer of Love was just getting started. It would eventually become one of the biggest media events of the Sixties, celebrated in song and television coverage that elevated hippie culture to the height of pop consciousness. The far-out feelings were fueled largely by cannabis, the drug of choice for young people […]

UAF’s chancellor faces tough decisions in new position

Dan White, UAF’s new chancellor. (UAF photo) The University of Alaska Fairbanks has a new chancellor. Thursday, University of Alaska President Jim Johnson announced that Daniel White would lead the University. Listen now White acknowledges challenges lie before him. The school, along with other campuses in the UA system, has been undergoing belt-tightening in the […]

DEA Chief Repeats Claim That ‘Marijuana Is Not Medicine’

“Marijuana is not medicine.” That’s according to Chuck Rosenberg, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s acting chief, who made the comment Thursday during a speech at the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit hospital in Ohio. The sentiment is nothing new from Rosenberg, who’s been at the helm of the DEA since 2015. Under then-President Obama, he famously called […]

Two Interior residents missing after Yukon boating accident

Two Interior residents are missing after a boating accident on the Yukon River. Alaska State Troopers report that a search is underway for 56-year-old Clifford Adams and 38-year-old Ai Adams, both residents of the Yukon Flats village of Beaver. Listen now Troopers say a 3rd person, 45-year-old Kim Andon of Rampart […]

Agenda Glitch Could Delay Nevada’s July 1 Cannabis Start

Nevada officials have been hustling to get the state’s adult-use cannabis market up and running by July 1, but a complaint filed by a local attorney now threatens to delay that launch date—by as much as two months. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported this week that a complaint filed by Jim Hartman, a Douglas County-based […]