My annual plea for sparing pets the trauma of fireworks has added urgency this year: After a record month of wildfires in the state, Anchorage police are taking a “zero-tolerance” approach to fireworks this year. Though burn bans have been lifted in parts of the state, fireworks remain off limits in the Municipality of Anchorage.
The eighth official bulldog mascot for the JBER F-22 squadron retired Friday. Known for his commanding presence, despite snoring through meetings and the occasional belch, Fado is headed to retirement at a farm in Tennessee, and a puppy prepares to take his place. Sean Doogan