Across the city, demand for plots is roughly twice the amount that’s available, which has created long wait lists for would-be gardeners. David Parrish said he would like to see more gardens closer to where he lives.
Gov. Bill Walker came to Alaska’s First City on Saturday to experience this year’s sun-filled Blueberry Arts Festival. He is attending fairs and festivals around Alaska in place of scheduling the governor’s picnics that have been traditional for the past few years.
The state has been collecting data on prescription opioids and controlled substances since 2012, but until last month, prescribers and pharmacies have been volunteering that data. As part of an ongoing legislative effort, medical professionals prescribing controlled substances are now required to provide hard numbers.
Dillingham police arrested a man Saturday night who was allegedly dealing heroin from a boat in the harbor. Andrew “Weebee” Olsen, 29, was charged with one count of felony drug possession and one count of felony drug trafficking.
Interns this summer with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute are looking at food science in Kodiak, and one is investigating a new health food fad. University of Alaska Fairbanks student Alina Fairbanks is doing market research focusing on nucleotides.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the shooting death of an off-duty village police officer in Southwest Alaska. Adam Williams faces charges of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Nunapitchuk VPO Kyle Wassillie, 26, in Napaskiak.