A blog by National Park Service scientists is meant to stimulate interest in the culture and natural histories of Alaska, but prudence should trump enthusiasm when one encounters artifacts.Jillian Rogers
Lawrence Lobdell, a teenager when he stomped a man to death in an Anchorage park for $7 and beer, was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison. Debilitated by the effects of brain surgery undergone after his 2009 arrest, he will likely die behind bars.Jerzy Shedlock
Once-domestic cattle abandoned on two islands within the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge have gone wild and trampled habitat, and federal managers are asking the public for possible solutions.Yereth Rosen
Avian cholera is unrelated to human cholera, and has probably been in Alaska for eons, quietly causing die-offs in birds when large number of waterfowl congregate. Once infected, birds die within 24 hours.Alex DeMarban
An amended lawsuit by fired bank examiner Carmen Segarra
describes a chaotic work environment at her old employer, the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York, alleging that lines of authority were unclear and bad
behavior by supervised banks went unexamined.