Several weeks ago, the financing fell through on a plan to bring the “Akutan,” a floating fish processing vessel, to Kuskokwim Bay. Fishermen in the coastal community of Quinhagak have nowhere to sell their catch for the second summer in a row. Many in the village are now struggling to make ends meet.
More than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed Monday afternoon in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits.