Topics of Interest

Troopers find mother of baby abandoned on New Year’s Eve

The Alaska State Troopers have identified and located the juvenile mother of a newborn baby who had been abandoned at a Fairbanks intersection on New Year’s Eve in sub-zero temperatures. A Jan. 4 statement from the Troopers noted that law enforcement

Your vaccination card is your ‘owners tag’

Editor’s note: The following is a transcript of Brett Wilcox’s Dec. 28, 2021, public comment to the Sitka Assembly. When you realize that lockdowns are an economic and mental health catastrophe, that masks only mitigate mental and physical health, that

The arrival of Russian Old Believers in Alaska (part 2 of 2)

Editor’s note: Click here to read part one of this series. The most orthodox group, recoiling under the threat of cultural erosion resulting from the compromises necessary to co–exist with the host culture, exercised the ultimate strategy of exodus to a

Global migration of Russian Old Believers in Alaska (part 1)

The darkest time of the day is before the sunrise. America is the sunrise for the Russian Old Believers in Alaska. Within a few decades of the Great Schism of the 17th century, many Old Believers escaped Russia to densely wooded areas of Belorussia and

Here’s to Alaska’s heroic lights of 2021

The past year has entailed profound challenges –  sickness, death, oppressive mandates, forced firings, destructive ideologies that undermine human sexuality and identity, fresh attacks on traditional American values and parental rights, old and emerging