Newsweek from the North: Aviation community grapples with uptick in deadly accidents, movement to repeal marijuana prohibition emboldened, an Anchorage puppet master passes and wildcatters find new ways to squeeze oil from old Cook Inlet. The Alaska State Fair's gourd king was again thwarted from record-breaking vegetable notoriety when a puncture was discovered in his 1,800-pound pumpkin. These and other stories were movers and shakers in Alaska the week of Aug. 25-30, 2013.
Alaska Dispatch's Best of the Week: Aug. 25-31, 2013
August 31, 2013
- 1 Grieving for young couple, victims of Alaska's most recent fatal plane crash
- 2 Alaska Supreme Court considering prisoner's plea that due process rights denied
- 3 Wildfires: $1 billion burned fighting flames across Alaska, US West
- 4 Arts community mourns beloved Anchorage puppeteer Buzz Schwall
- 5 Feds say no to busting pot users in green states as Alaska's decision nears
- 6 A death in Oregon sparks another look at 'Into the Wild'
- 7 Cook Inlet Energy squeezes more from a once-dead Alaska oil field
- 8 Photos: Palmer's Scott Robb sets another world record at the Alaska State Fair
- 9 'Alaskan Steel Men' hopes to make mark on Last Frontier's crowded reality-TV scene