Fishermen, their family, and friends turn out each spring to commemorate those who have perished while working in one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. In what has become an annual spring tradition on the Juneau waterfront, they gathered Saturday morning for the reading of names added to the Alaska Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial and to offer blessings for those heading out this season.
- Plans for managing the nation's largest national forest call for changes in timber harvests that one critic says will be "the demise of the timber industry."
- President Obama today issued an executive order creating the “Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area” of 112,300 square miles.
- As the blue king crab population crashes, fishermen on St. Paul Island face more restrictions to reduce bycatch. But the rules to protect the crab also make it difficult to do research on the species.
- The office of House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday there was no time left to pass an energy bill, according to the publication The Hill.