In Honor of National Aviation Day, MsG reads two stories:
“The Day I Sprouted Wings” by J. Herman Banning
“Flying – A Dream Come True!” by Ida M. Tarbell
She explains the stories are “in dedication to all the “flyboys and girls” who taught me the science of aviation and how to love flying.”
- The state has asked the new presidential administration for a waiver to pay more than 80 percent of reinsurance costs.
- The state’s only professional sports franchise, the Alaska Aces, will fold after this season. The decision was announced Thursday, Feb. 23.
- Bans on plastic grocery bags have been cropping up across Alaska’s remote communities. Cordova’s ban went into effect last year. But so far, the larger cities in the state have yet to adopt one.
- Things are not looking good for Haines’ Alaska State Trooper post. Trooper Director Col. James Cockrell intends to reassign Haines’ one trooper position to Bethel. The decision isn’t final yet, but the community conversation about how to handle the loss continued at a Public Safety Commission meeting this week.