The Rise of Craft Cannabis: Signs of a Maturing Industry

The art of cannabis has come a long way from the days of the dime bag, when you had no idea where your cannabis came from, what kind of pesticides or growing methods produced it, or even what strain it was. These days, in the legal cannabis marketplace, you have your choice of the best […]

Alcohol, drugs cost Alaska economy $3 billion a year

Alaska Mental Health Trust Legislative Liaison Jeff Jessee and McDowell Group Vice President of Anchorage Operations Donna Logan address the Senate Health and Social Services Committee on March 29 about the economic costs of alcohol abuse in Alaska. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North) The total costs from alcohol and drug abuse and dependence in Alaska […]

ICE Uses a Cannabis Misdemeanor To Arrest, Deport

Joel and Jessica Guerrero: Caught in the Trap Joel and Jessica Guerrero: Everything was fine until the new immigration rules came down. Then Joel’s decade-old cannabis misdemeanor led to his arrest. (Photo from GoFundMe) A legal resident living in upstate New York was arrested late last month, and is now awaiting deportation—all for a decade-old […]

Should Sitka’s two hospitals become one?

An outside consultant has concluded that Sitka Community Hospital’s days are numbered, while hospital leadership says they’re regaining financial viability. The Sitka Assembly heard from both parties Tuesday night (03-21-17). (Emily Kwong/KCAW photo) The fate of Sitka’s city-owned hospital hangs in the balance. An outside consultant says it’s time to merge with SEARHC – the […]

How No Till Cannabis Farming Methods Can Improve Your Crop

There are two major problems casting a shadow over cannabis cultivation as a whole: chemical safety and sustainability. Although these problems are not exclusive to the cannabis industry, their unique impact on both the industrial and cottage markets as well as with home growers alike is noticeable. A potential solution to both of these problems […]

Popular program puts STEM in kids’ hands

ANSEP Academy students have to wear masks and gloves when operating the heat lamps and using the various materials. (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage) Dozens of middle school students are in Anchorage from the  Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District for hands-on learning at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering program (ANSEP). Listen […]

Sciatica Pain Resource Guide

Sciatica Pain Resource Guide http://www.thesciaticapainresource.com/tips1/ review The Sciatica Pain Relief System Is The Most Complete Resource For Sufferers Of Sciatica. It Includes 3 Ebooks Covering Comprehensive Sciatica Pain Relief. Plus Accompanying Audio Book Recordings And The 10 Yoga Exercise Videos For Sciatica Pain Relief.

Best Jazz Music Albums to Listen to While High

The 60s was, among many things, an era of musical exploration and discovery. Rock, pop, soul, and even jazz all went through a period of transformation as the age of electronic instruments began to take hold and new sounds, unlike anything that had come before, began to surge into pop culture. The latter, jazz, slowly […]

Lawmakers eye lower health care cost as way of lowering budget

Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, during Senate debate. Micciche expects the state will be able to save money on health care costs. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North) The amount Alaska’s state government spends on health care is one of the biggest drivers of state spending. That’s why the legislature is looking at ways to reduce health […]